Daily wage labourers work at brick kiln in Palhaiyan Village in Bhadohi district in Uttar Pradesh, India. The workers are entitled to get INR180 ($3) per 1000 bricks but the contractor only gives INR 80 - INR 100 ($1.07 - $1.34).
Sanjit Das, currently a photo editor with Bloomberg’s Asia desk, is a member photographer of Panos Pictures. His career has spanned over two decades and with a deeper understanding of social and political issues, Sanjit independently produced long form photographic projects as well as reportage for international publications and development agencies. He now lives in Hong Kong.
A woman dries the silk fabric in a small workshop in Varanasi in India. The workers work an average of 10-12 hours a day and their wages for colouring can vary between INR 70 to INR 90 per day ($0.94 – $1.21).
"The landscape of photography is forever changing. As a photographer, one must reinvent oneself and find innovative ways to narrate to an audience that’s constantly changing as well. However, one must remember to be honest to this ever-challenging craft. There are no rules, just ethics."
My ongoing project, The Indian Love Story, is an attempt of exploring a relationship and the photos I am making of my parents is an effort to illustrate two people’s lives together in a long-term relationship. It’s about them, their home and this rhythm of their life they have built as a result of this partnership of over fifty years in which they have only become more familiar with each other in an intimate way, as one body and that’s what its about – its about Mr. and Mrs. Das.
Posing with her son and daughter, Savita Mandal, the widow of 34 year old Dula Mandal shows the photo of her deceased husband. Dula Mandal died on the spot in his village (Gobindpur) on June 20th 2008 when the pro-Posco agitators threw a bomb at their group. Clashes between supporters and opponents of the POSCO project injured 50 people, and angry farmers have erected a bamboo gate at the entrance to the village of Dhinkia to keep outsiders away.
A Somali refugee family wait outside the registration centre at the IFO-1 camp in the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing lands in Somalia due to severe drought and arriving in what has become the world’s largest refugee camp.
Somali refugees dig a grave for a family member who died after long ailment in the outskirts of IFO1 camp in the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya.