Shipbreaking, the metamorphosis of the landscape

Published! In JPG Magazine Issue 16
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by Pdb
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One of the major industries of Bangladesh is the ‘Shipbreaking’, or vessels scrapping. The owners of the shipyards use the low tide to sunk the ships at the shore, and after that an army of barefoot men starts the process of dismantling; sometimes it takes three to four months to finish it. This industry is a major problem concerning two different issues: one environmental (the metamorphosis of the landscape and the alteration of the endemic ecological balance), and another social (the inhumane labor conditions of hundreds of men).

I took this photo during the winter of 2005

9 responses

  • Brian Pidduck

    Brian Pidduck said (7 Apr 2008):

    A very important environmental issue. Nice work.

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  • Neil Edwards

    Neil Edwards said (11 Jul 2008):

    Great piece of photo journalism.

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    Guido Nameless said (9 Aug 2008):

    I love photos like this, because this photo tells a story

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    Fantastic shot!

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