These Photos Of The LGBT Community In Bangladesh Are Hard-Hitting And Powerful

“In a conservative country like Bangladesh, it’s not easy for the LGBT community to practice their freedom of expression.”

1. Bangladeshi photographer, Gazi Nafis Ahmed, has been capturing the lives of the LGBT community in his country for the past few years.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed

2. His studies in college reminded him of the oppression against the LGBT community in Bangladesh made him want to speak up about the topic.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Gazi Nafis Ahmed

4. He returned home after his undergrad in Denmark to document the community.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Gazi Nafis Ahmed

6. “I explore personal space and expressions by capturing seemingly unsuspecting private moments that reveal the manifestations of their emotional lives,” Ahmed explained.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Gazi Nafis Ahmed

8. “In a conservative country like Bangladesh, it’s not easy for the LGBT community to practice their freedom of expression,” Ahmed explained.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed

9. His work has been showcased internationally in Spain and U.K. as well.

Gazi Nafis Ahmed

10. You can follow his work here.

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