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Coal

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Tomas Derner
  • Studio
    Tdernux Photography

Using manual labor for the tasks which are usually carried out by heavy-duty machines in other parts of the world is quite normal in Bangladesh. In this series, I managed to capture workers unloading the coal from the massive ships using just baskets on the top of their heads. I probably don't have to mention how exhausting this job is, but seeing the human chain of porters coming in and out effortlessly was mesmerizing.