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The Sand Cowboys

About fifteen or twenty kilometers north from Delhi, as one goes along the river Yamuna, one comes upon the sand banks left behind by the shrinking river. That is a source of livelihood for some. A group of youths...

Varanasi's Brick Kiln Workers

... It was a heartbreaking revelation that most of the brick kiln workers died at an early age due to lung disease as an occupational hazard. Ironically, those bricks that will be used to build someone else homes, are made by people who remained homeless, themselves.....
Bangladeshi workers process leather

Contaminated Land

Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area, widely known for its tannery industry, has been listed as one of the top 10 polluted places on earth by two international research organizations. At least 160,000 people have become victims of pollution...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das
workers in the shadows

Workers in the Shadows: Tomato pickers in Sicily

“Workers in the Shadows” is a photo essay documenting life conditions of workers in Ragusa's province, By word of mouth Sicilian lands became an attractive opportunity for migrants...

Workers in the Bangladesh garments industry

How garments are manufactured in a Bangladesh factory. Workers carry forward all the programmed stages: the conversion of yarn into fabric through knitting, weaving and warping, the computer aided design stage and embroidery...
Graveyard of giants

The Graveyard of Giants

Ship breaking in Bangladesh started back in 1960 when the Bay of Bengal was struck by a cyclone, which left a giant cargo ship beached...