Marc Schlossman

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Just back from Dhaka where we were shooting a short film on the work of World Child Cancer, a UK charity that twins their network of international hospitals and volunteer specialists with teams on the ground in the developing world. We were shooting in the paediatric oncology unit in the Bangabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), a huge hospital in the centre of Dhaka.

I was totally unprepared for how much I loved the city. I guess because it’s not a huge tourist destination, Bangladesh has not been on my radar. The everyday crowded insanity and street theatre is what you find in any subcontinental city but the people are very welcoming, really warm and they like having photos taken – again, probably because it’s not a huge tourist destination.