These are photos from Sadarghat, the river port of Dhaka, which in many ways is a microcosm of the city itself – in-your-face, bursting with life, tumultuous and gritty, with people and goods and boats all on the move. There are huge multi-storeyed ferries, carrying both passengers and cargo, bound for destinations all over the country. The poorest passengers simply lay a mat on the lower deck; the upper decks have individual cabins for those who can afford it. In Sadarghat, these giant ferries loom over dozens of tiny, gondola-like boats that are the main form of transport on the river, carrying school children and old men, traders and women in burqas. They are forever buzzing up and down and across the river. And on the opposite bank of the river are boatyards in which huge rusting hulks stand, awaiting repair or destruction, like a set from a sci-fi dystopia. Taking a ride on small boat through this tumult is one of the great experiences.