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Photo: © Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

Sailboats are rapidly disappearing in Bangladesh but small fishing boats still use them in the monsoons. It was overcast when I arrived and the light was flat, so I stayed with the fishermen. On day three there was an opening in the sky and a shaft of sunlight fell on the boats nearby. The magical light only stayed for a few minutes but that was enough. I had my picture. 2001.