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mheu, Historical Museum of the Urban Environment

Normal traffic congestion, Dhaka

Ian Berry

Normal traffic congestion, Dhaka

Date : 2000
Technique : photography
Photo credit : © Magnum

View this work in the Urban transportation exhibition

The photographer

The photographer Ian Berry was born in Lancashire, England and at 20 left for South Africa, where he still lives. He witnessed the conflicts, in particular the 1960 Sharpeville massacre. He was invited by Henri Cartier-Bresson to join Magnum, the agency he had established in 1947 with Robert Capa, George Rodger and David Seymour. Berry's reporting assignments have covered a wide range of issues round the world, including the tragedy of child slavery in Ghana and the forced displacement of millions of Chinese to make way for a large dam project. His study of James Joyce's Dublin has a strong underlying esthetic power.