Feel Like A Celebrity in Dhaka – Paparazzi

One camera per 160 million cell phones.

One camera per 160 million cell phones.

If you want to know how the celebrities feel, come to Bangladesh. As a foreigner, you will have your photo taken almost all the time. At any wedding, any meeting, any corner of the street. If the big city types in Dhaka are not interested in taking your photo, you can go a few kilometers away from Gulshan and get ready for your “kodak moment.”

This crowd followed us around like fans.

This crowd followed us around like fans.

My experience with photography in Bangladesh has been non-aggressive. But, there will be many photos. I also take many photos of them, so I guess it’s only fair. In a country of 160 million people, there seem to be 160 million cell phone cameras. The photos on this blog posting are from the Gabtoli cattle market where our group of foreigners almost pulled a greater crowd than the cattle.

Personal paparazzi.

Personal paparazzi. This guy took several photos as he followed us around.

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