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London
By Andrea Falletta
06 Jun 2014

Robin is an eight year old boy living in South London.  Many labels can be attached to him but no single one can do him justice. Bilingual (English & Italian), high functioning autistic, cross-country runner, encyclopedic knowledge of the planets and of London bus routes, sociable, inquisitive, smart, cheeky, constantly hungry, athletically slim, fiercely independent. Robin is Robin. He doesn’t just communicate with words. He talks to you with his face. With his eyes. With his smiles and his frowns. With his whole body.  Adriana, Robin's mom.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
02 Jun 2014

Women walk past factory, China Town, Kolkata, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
30 May 2014

Sanjay, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
30 May 2014

sanjay, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
29 May 2014

Satyananda Das Baul, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
29 May 2014

satyananda Das Baul, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
28 May 2014

Sanjay, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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West Bengal
By Alice Carfrae
28 May 2014

sanjay, Baul Musician, West Bengal, India.

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London
By Andrea Falletta
30 Apr 2014

Robin is an eight year old boy living in South London.  Many labels can be attached to him but no single one can do him justice. Bilingual (English & Italian), high functioning autistic, cross-country runner, encyclopedic knowledge of the planets and of London bus routes, sociable, inquisitive, smart, cheeky, constantly hungry, athletically slim, fiercely independent. Robin is Robin. He doesn’t just communicate with words. He talks to you with his face. With his eyes. With his smiles and his frowns. With his whole body.  Adriana, Robin's mom.

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London
By Andrea Falletta
30 Apr 2014

Robin is an eight year old boy living in South London.  Many labels can be attached to him but no single one can do him justice. Bilingual (English & Italian), high functioning autistic, cross-country runner, encyclopedic knowledge of the planets and of London bus routes, sociable, inquisitive, smart, cheeky, constantly hungry, athletically slim, fiercely independent. Robin is Robin. He doesn’t just communicate with words. He talks to you with his face. With his eyes. With his smiles and his frowns. With his whole body.  Adriana, Robin's mom.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A young man that is responsible for maintaining the bamboo poles to keep the Wall of Death upright takes a break to help care for the children living among the Circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An albino magician that has been traveling with the circus for years. An outcast from society, he fits in with the other unique individuals making an earning by talents and obvious physical differences.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Gambling, along with alcohol, is prohibited in Bangladesh but these men take the risks betting on a spinning wheel.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A circus tent that is the temporary home of the female dancers and performers

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

An animal trainer does a small performance with his monkey under a tent. When the monkey is not performing, the owner must reprimand locals for taunting the animal.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Boys and men crowd to the ticket booth to purchase entrance to the Wall of Death.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A Hijra performer (transsexual) resting behind the stage after a singing performance under a tent of all men.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

Men make attempts to avoid purchasing tickets to watch a performance.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A boy builds toys for sale in the traveling circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer takes a moment to catch her breath after a performance. She lives among the circus absent from her husband and one child.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A man plays a drum set to accompany a singer under a tent in the traveling Bangladesh circus.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
12 Feb 2014

A belly dancer performs provocatively among a full tent of men and boys. Some audience members attempt to grab her attention but rather distracting the men from the main performance.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Men await for the final ride of the motorbike stunt riders along the Wall of Death, also known as a silodrome.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Ticket sellers count the cash for the days tickets while discussing with spectators when the next day's performance will begin.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
03 Feb 2014

Spectators leave the circus for the evening, walking down some of the most hazardous roads in the world. Up to 70%of roadside accidents in Bangladesh involve pedestrians with over 21,000 deaths reported in 2012.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Excitement is obvious in every spectator along the Wall of Death.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Families and friends enjoy time on a ferris wheel propelled by two men at the base pushing it through.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Families take moments at the edge of the circus and await their family members that are spectators at other events.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

An circus trainer rides his elephant up and down the roads of Bangladesh collecting cash tolls.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

A Wall of Death rider grabs for a 10 Taka note. This stunt rider has been riding for nearly 10 years without any accidents.

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Ghatail
By Eleanor Moseman
01 Feb 2014

Two young women exit, precariously, down the steps from the Wall of Death.

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The Faces of Bangladesh Garment Workers
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Jan 2014

Bangladesh's garment industry made headlines on April 24, 2013 because of the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, a sub district of Dhaka. Even before the death of an estimated 1,100 people last April, there have been incidents before the one making headlines. In November of 2012, a fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh killed at least 112 people. Charred shorts with the label of one of North America's largest retail brand was found among the remains. Only 5% of textile factories are owned by foreign investors, with most of the production being controlled by local investors. Textiles account for 80% of the country's exports.

Since the most recent deadly incident, it has become extremely difficult to obtain access to factories as most managers are very suspicious of journalists, foreign or local. In January of this year, these portraits were made at a tee-shirt factory work camp near Gazipur, north of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. The factory is only a three minute walk from the shacks these migrant workers call “home”.

These are the faces of the people, and their families, behind the tag that reads “Made In Bangladesh”. Many children and young adults have already spent nearly their entire life within these camps that are reminiscent of refugee structures. Young women are living alone, often without any family members and even absent from their husband and children. If a woman or husband is lucky enough to have their spouse present, they must reside in different areas of the camp to prevent problems arising between the sexes. Often entire families live within these camps and as the parents split day and evening shifts, because factories run 24 hours, children will take on the responsibilites of caring for the younger.

The stories of these people are very common among the people of Bangladesh. It was estimated in 2013 that approximately 4 million of the country's 156 million people are employed in the $19 billion-a-year industry. It is not only the working conditions that need to be improved, but also the living conditions that these people must go home to, to rest for the next day of work. Their living quarters are nothing more than slums with a few guards and a manager to look over the employees.

These are the faces of those that are injured, and at times die, in poor conditions to clothe the world.

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Kobirhossion
Bangladesh
By Eleanor Moseman
29 Jan 2014

Kobirhossion is 32 years old, married and with 3 kids.

Originally from Commilla, he has worked and lived here for over 12 years without any family members.