One of my favorite photographers once told me I should never look far to photograph- photographs are everywhere and I should look to tell stories of my family and neighbors. I am fortunate enough to live in such a neighborhood where skyscrapers and little slums co-exist. Over the past four years, I have photographed my neighbors and their way of living, and that has taught me a few things about life.
A father & his daughter
A girl brings in tree branches used as fuel
Kids running back home after school
A girl on her way to islamic lessons
A local cake and banana for breakfast
The taxi driver's son plays inside his dad's taxi
The children from the neighborhood slum astonish me, amuse me and teach me about life's little wonders. Most of these kids are unattended by their parents who are busy working as housemaids and construction workers. They are enrolled in free schools and still exist in a world devoid of technology and modernization.
A new member in the family is caressed by others
An injured sparrow was sheltered
In an era where kids around me use gadgets as toys, computer screen as the playing field, these kids play with naturally existing elements like sand and water, where tears and laughter still exist in small bits of life. I will be forever grateful to them for letting me borrow moments of their lives and soul.
A shy neighbour who couldnt express her wish to be photographed
A teenage mother holds her newborn child
A t-shirt given away to the boy's mother where she works as a house maid
Children enjoying in the rain
Few children collecting leaves and other collectibles
Ata Mohammad Adnan, 26, is a doctor by profession and a photographer out of passion. He has won few international (including the Sony World Photo Awards'2015) and national awards and has contributed to CNN, BBC, The Telegraph, Daily mail UK and The Daily Star to name a few.