The Beautiful Photography of Jibon Ahmed

Published August 8th, 2018 - 13:08 GMT

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By Ewelina Lepionko

A renowned Bangladesh photographer became the victim of cruelty after publishing an image of a couple kissing. The photo raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

Photographer Jibon Ahmed shot a picture of a couple kissing at Dhaka University's Teachers and Students' Centre. Later on he uploaded it to his Facebook account.

Many on social media criticised the photograph for being 'indecent' and violating society's norms. The photo quickly went viral in Bangladesh. Jibon Ahmed lost his job. Continue reading below »

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People questioned whether the photo really breached Bangladesh’s public decency mores.

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