Stoicism

Peter Dench, a British photographer who was recently featured on Verve Photo used the right word to describe the Bangladeshi’s. They work beyond belief when they can find work and seem to take the rest in stride. I’ve been exploring Old Dhaka- roaming the maze of streets- some so narrow that two people can barely pass at the same time. Each block contains workshops and tiny store fronts that cater to a particular trade.

It must have been over 110 degrees inside of this cave like interior tucked away down an alley in old Dhaka. The boys inside were fixing a contraption that resembled an oil furnace. Next to them another man operated a machine the makes imprints for the rubber toe inserts that are attached to thongs. I wonder how many people fall ill from working in these conditions and not drinking water for the entire day during the month of Ramadan.

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