/ 2018 / Press / Feature Story

Brick Prison

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story
  • Company
    free lance
  • Photographer
    Alain Schroeder

In Bangladesh, the brick industry employs men, women
(sometimes pregnant) and children to work in brickyards in
harsh and dangerous conditions. Wearing no protective gear,
they work 12-18 hours breathing air filled with toxic particles to
produce bricks. Children aged only 5-6 years, are working like
slaves for $1 a day. Children who do not have access to
education have little choice but to enter the labor market where
they are often exploited and unable to escape the cycle of
poverty.