Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Low Value of Life - Low Wages

  • Photographer
    Sonal Shah
  • Credit
    Sonal Shah

Workers in East Africa earn a pittance compared to the Western world - construction, transport, electricity to name a few key industries. But the heart of the problem is the value put on the worker's life - it is not a matter of health and safety. Workers will carry on against all odds to eke out a living, returning each day to the same mostly dangerous job, mostly without medical or other insurance. Their industries, be it construction (where much money is made at the top) or transportation of water or goods, are cornerstones of the economy, and it is their resilience that keeps it going.