1989 Photo Contest, Children's Award, Individual awards

Charles Hires


01 August, 1988

Boy with drowned goat in Bangladesh, after severe floods swept the country in July and August 1988.

The simultaneous floodings of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers caused the worst inundations in the history of Bangladesh. With three-quarters of the country, including Dhaka airport, under water, the distribution of relief supplies faced almost insurmountable problems. When the water receded the final death toll was estimated at 2,600. Millions of people lost their homes.

About the photographer

Charles Hires

Charles 'Chip' Hires (Pennsylvania, USA, 1953), started working as a photographer for the college newspaper, while studying psychology at the University of Florida. After graduat...

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