Life along the banks of the Brahmaputra River
It is late afternoon on the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the heat of the day is finally subsiding. As the sun slowly begins to sink towards the horizon, the light turns golden and farmers, who have been outside working in the hot sun all day long, breath a tiny sigh of relief as the heat dissipates just a little.
The sandy banks of the Brahmaputra River provide a home to many in northern Bangladesh. In a country where the population is rising rapidly and where land is scarce, the river provides a home to many communities. Mostly small holder farmers, these communities live and work along the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River which provides both a lifeline and a hazard to those that live beside it. Traversing through China, India and Bangladesh this immense river system defines daily life for these communities.