The furnace of broken dreams

CompanyFree lance
PhotographerRaffaele Petralla
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

On the outskirts of Dhaka, there are about 1,000 brick factories. 90% of them are considered illegal because the stacks are too low and the use of coal as a fuel. The fumes they emit are the cause of 40% of the pollution in the city of Dhaka. Next to each factory there are the villages of workers. Whole families are forced to work for 12 hours a day without any right and with a salary that allows them only to survive miserably.

About Photographer

Raffaele Petralla is a documentary photographer based in Rome. He's graduated at ScuolaRomanadiFotografia in 2007.His focus is on reporting social, environmental and anthropological issues. His work has received several international awards. His works are published by L'Espresso,Days Japan, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Internazionale, 6Mois,La Repubblica,La Repubblica inchieste, National Geographic, Left Avvenimenti.