Returning to school

  • On a crowded day at New Market, as the sun beats down from above, a father who came for school supplies asks his daughter which bag she would prefer via a video call on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    On a crowded day at New Market, as the sun beats down from above, a father who came for school supplies asks his daughter which bag she would prefer via a video call on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Schools are set to reopen in two days and this girl needs a new bag. She picks out the pink one after combing through the display on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Schools are set to reopen in two days and this girl needs a new bag. She picks out the pink one after combing through the display on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • With schools set to reopen after nearly a year and a half, a father arrives at New Market to buy a bag for his child on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    With schools set to reopen after nearly a year and a half, a father arrives at New Market to buy a bag for his child on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • ‘Rabeya’, a first grader at Dhaka’s Kalyanpur Girls’ High School, came to New Market with her mother on Friday, September 10, 2021, to buy a new pair of shoes to resume her education with a bit of spark. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ‘Rabeya’, a first grader at Dhaka’s Kalyanpur Girls’ High School, came to New Market with her mother on Friday, September 10, 2021, to buy a new pair of shoes to resume her education with a bit of spark. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A boy comes to New Market with his parents on Friday, September 10, 2021, to buy new books for school. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A boy comes to New Market with his parents on Friday, September 10, 2021, to buy new books for school. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi