Portrais of pain
The look of every individual expresses their horrible memory and scream for their spoilt dreams. Dalia Amena, Mitaly, Asma and all other are the victims of Rana Plaza, a nine-story commercial building that collapsed on 24 April 2013. With more than 1134 workers’ deaths and sufferings by the collapse, their lives also have fallen into a cycle of distress. Some of them were stuck in that death trap for hours after hours or days. Some were rescued; some became paralyzed but still fighting hard to survive. Some have lost their beloved one and only breadwinner member of the family. They have lost their daughter, son, husband or wife. These people are the witness of cruel history of workers being killed. They are haunted by their unbearable memories of collapse. Shocking memories break up their sleeps at night. Known as the cheapest labor of the world, 4 million garment workers of Bangladesh are toiling down their lives. Among them 80% are women. Workers toil from dawn to dusk for a minimum wage of BDT3000 taka a month (less than 37 $) till 2013. Government declared a new gross minimum wage BDT 5300 (near about $66), which is not sufficient for them to survive.This portrait story represents those workers.