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A B M Nayeem Siddiquee
“Under The Red Sky”
The vibrant red sky speaks to the impending monsoon season along the coast. Locals universally understand it as a reminder of the daily challenges they face, juxtaposed with the captivating allure of nature. The series delves deep into the intricate tapestry of the inhabitants’ lives, from fishing and farming to raising families, all of which are intertwined with the fauna that shares their landscape.
Among the coastal residents, the red sky as a celestial oracle, foretelling the raging nature of the seas. These captivating images portrays their indomitable spirit, uniting them in the face of adversity. It’s a powerful call to action, urging the preservation of humanity’s fragile yet profound relationship with the natural world.
UNDER THE RED SKY
A Colorful Journey Through Bangladesh’s Coastal Communities
UNDER THE RED SKY captures the coexistence between humans and nature, with fishermen, farmers, and families living in sync with their surroundings. The graceful presence of nature’s creatures gracefully weaves through the scenes, highlighting the profound interconnectedness that binds them all together
These images are a testament to the resilience and harmonious coexistence that exists within Bangladesh’s coastal communities, urging us to cherish and preserve the ethereal beauty that thrives amidst their struggles – beauty that is at the heart of these coastal havens.
Eyeshot Magazine #11 | Open Call 23 Edition
The 11th issue of Eyeshot Magazine is an eco-sustainable, limited edition work of art, printed in Italy on premium paper. Our dedicated team of 4 invested 3,000 hours to successfully conclude the 2023 Open Call. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” explores diverse human experiences through photography. With an impressive 15,000 submissions from over 100 countries, the issue showcases a global perspective on street and documentary photography.
Nayeem Siddiquee is known to everyone as “Nayeem Jabaz”. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, in 1995, he started his journey into the world of street photography in 2016, marking the start of a passionate pursuit. As an integral member of the Little Box Collective and editor of Street Photography Bangladesh magazine, Nayeem plays a pivotal role in nurturing the vibrant Bangladesh street photography community. His photographic work serves as a canvas for his genuine emotions, sentiments, and imaginations, all meticulously captured through the lens of his camera.
The road to this moment has been a compelling journey of dedication and effort. Our tight-knit, passionate team of four has poured over 3,000 hours into realizing Eyeshot Open Call 2023, laboring tirelessly seven days a week. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” has offered us a lens to explore the complexity and diversity of human experiences. From the dynamic pulse of cityscapes to the serene moments in rural life; from unguarded moments to intricate human narratives, the competition has received an astonishing 15,000 entries from more than 100 countries. The resulting body of work has been nothing short of a testament to the depth of creativity and passion that exists in the world of photography.
Guiding us through the meticulous selection process was a panel of highly-regarded jurors, a constellation of experts and luminaries in the field: Trent Parke, F. Dilek Yurdakul, Mark Abramson, Isadora Kosofsky, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Kitra Cahana, Richard Koci Hernandez, Narelle Autio, Emin Özmen, and our very own Marco Savarese, the visionary behind Eyeshot.