Zenfolio | David Verberckt | Hard Labour
Many people of Bangladesh and India work in tanneries, ship-breaking yards, brick kilns and as tea pickers, jobs notorious for being indecently low paid but usually the only ones available for a lot of men and women. These hard physical jobs, in addition to already poor livelihoods, put a heavy strain on workers’ bodies. With inadequate safety and working conditions many of them face serious accidents and health problems that maim and affect them for life, often leaving them disabled and unable to be active part of the society.
And, in addition to directly endangering workers' lives, most of these industries are also great polluters of the rivers, further irreversibly deteriorating everything along the waterways.

Stone Diggers

Stone Diggers

Ship Breaking

Ship Breaking

Tanneries

Tanneries

Porters

Porters

Tea Pickers

Tea Pickers

Saltmen

Saltmen

Manufacture

Manufacture

Men from the Sea

Men from the Sea

The Other Life

The Other Life

Brick Kilns

Brick Kilns

Migrant Workers

Migrant Workers