Abir Abdullah


Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing

Leica prize (Reportage) at the 10th Vevey International Photo Award 2013/2014

Abir Abdullah was born in Bangladesh in 1971 and attained a Master’s degree in marketing before becoming a photographer. Fire is a constant threat in the megalopolis Dacca where there are many workshops. Bad working conditions came to light with the collapse of Rana Plaza in April 2013 which led to over 1100 deaths. Abir Abdullah highlights the constant insecurity in which these three million workers live. In his series Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing documenting the Tazreen factory fire,he works making no concessions notably photographing body bags extracted from the rubble.

Courtesy: Abir Abdullah/European Pressphoto Agency

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Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing, 2014 ©Abir Abdullah/European Pressphoto Agency
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