Bidhan/acid attack survivor

Photographer's Name
Erberto Zani

Bidhan, 60 years old at the time of this photo, was the owner of a small food shop in Thana, Khulna district (Bangladesh). In 2003 when a criminal gang assaulted his shop, Bidhan gave them his daily proceeds without any resistance. Still, the criminals beat him brutally and threw industrial acid on his head. His eyes, face, neck, chest, back, arms and legs were injured. He received multiple surgeries from the Acid Survivors Foundation. 

Festival Year
2021