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An Accidental Companion © Nadine Antoniette. USA
 
 
For a married woman, customs, norms, and prejudices are dictated by society as well as the husband’s ideologies, and, in my experience, does not allow the woman her own identity. As an artist, I have been able to step back and look at my gender roles both within and outside marriage more objectively. This photographic documentary project began as a need to respond to the failure and dissolution of my marriage, as I must navigate loneliness and my own identity outside marriage, and reposition myself within society.
   
Cover photo: Living Stone © Khaled Hasan. Bangladesh
Shapna, 13, is one of the hundreds of stone collectors who works along the Piyain River in Jaflong. Sometimes she does not work and runs off to play. Between working times, she travels in her brother’s boat for fun. Jaflong, Sylhet, Bangladesh. January 16, 2008.
 
ASM Rezaur Rahman, Binimoy Printers Ltd., Jessica Lim, Md. Khairul Haque Tutul, Md. Mahbubur Rahman, Md. Shafiul Azam Khan Tushar, Mohammed Harun-Ur-Rashid Nipun, Rabi Shankar Ain, Rahnuma Ahmed, Shahidul Alam, Sumon Islam and Tanvir Murad Topu were involved in the production of this calendar.
 
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