7 with VII: All About Gear

Expert photographers on the lenses, notebooks and tools they carry

We asked Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers to submit questions about gear for the second installment of 7 with VII. Read on for the 7 answers from VII’s Ron Haviv, Sim Chi Yin, Ashley Gilbertson, Arthur Bondar, Ed Kashi, Poulomi Basu and Sarker Protick

Sarker Protick – Love Me or Kill Me

Sarker Protick Love Me or Kill Me [ EPF 2015 FINALIST ] The Bangladeshi film industry based in Dhaka, and so known as “Dhallywood” has been going since 1956. Dhallywood movies have fall…

The Bangladeshi film industry based in Dhaka, and so known as “Dhallywood” has been going since 1956. Dhallywood movies have fallen out of favor among the richer classes, who prefer foreign films. The growing influence of Bollywood (Hindi cinema) films in Bangladesh has also had an adverse impact on the local industry. Yet the Dhallywood industry produces around 100 movies a year, and does still enjoy the support of many ordinary moviegoers.

Behind the Scenes of the Fast-Paced, Small-Budget Movies of Dhallywood

Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sarker Protick would look forward to Friday afternoons, when, on the national television channel, he could count on...

Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sarker Protick would look forward to Friday afternoons, when, on the national television channel, he could count on the screening of a Dhallywood film. Full of epic romances and cartoonish violence, the movies made by the country’s film industry were exercises in extremes, made quickly and with small budgets to appeal to the widest possible audience. For the young Protick, they offered a glimpse into a fantastical world.

Ethereal Photos by Sarker Protick Capture His Grandmother's Final Days

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick’s ethereal series What Remains focuses on his grandparents, John and Prova, in the weeks before his grandmother’s passing. The series came about simply because he wanted to spend time with them, and they welcom

Bangladesh-based photographer Sarker Protick’s ethereal series What Remains focuses on his grandparents, John and Prova, in the weeks before his grandmother’s passing