I was invited by a colleague, a videographer, from King Magazine, to accompany him to Dhaka, Bangladesh. He wanted me as a behind the scenes photographer for a project he was working on with a hip-hop artist, documenting his experience of traveling to Bangladesh to collaborate with
We stayed at the home of a wealthy and influential Bangladeshi businessman and his three wives. He owned three clothing factories, three mosques, a homeless shelter, a digital printing lab and produced television programs. He wanted to become involved with the music industry.
I had left the United States under the impression it was just going to be another job. I learned more about the American psyche in Bangladesh than all my years spent here.
I approached this project, becoming aware of all the privileges of easily accessible necessities, comforts and social freedoms Americans have taken for granted and knowing that they won’t last forever.