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Life in the Stone quarry

By mmz_khan    
This picture was taken at Jaintapur, Sylhet. Little boy came to his mom during lunch break. His mom work in the stone quarry all day and he play in the quarry.

Tags: Play Women Little boy Portraits and people Stone quarry

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paulbroad Plus
14 131 1294 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2019 5:06PM
A decent record. Quite frankly, what it depicts is a complete lack of even basic health and safety enforcement in some countries. Health and safety legislation was a bug bear in my last few years at work, but this is at the other extrem1 - no safety clothing and tiny children ion site. Not good.

dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
29 Mar 2019 6:28PM
And that's life in much of the world...

To a large extent, critique is superfluous with a picture like htis. As long as you get the basics reasonably right, the content speaks for itself. Being a clever photographer just gets in the way of the message, which is that this woman has a life that is harder than I can conceive.

You show the context, the place where the mother works in the background. Both mother and child are barefoot, where Westerners would be wearing steel toecapped boots, hard hats and hi-vis jackets.

Technically, you know a lot more now than you did 9 years ago, when you took the picture, so I'll leave that area alone.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
29 Mar 2019 8:51PM
Its a nice environmental shot. Tells a story,. even without the story.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2019 6:29PM
You are showing us a slice of life that we can only look at in surprise. We feel for both the mother and the child alike.

The fact that the image evokes a response from the viewer is good, even if the situation depicted is not.
This is what reportage is about, telling the story and getting a response. In that respect, you have done well with this picture.

It also makes us ask a lot of questions. For instance, " Does anybody look after the child when the mother is working?", "Are there lots of other children who play at the quarry?", "Do they actually have some lunch in the Lunch Break?", etc.

31 Mar 2019 6:02AM
thanks all for the mod and comments.

He play with few other children in the quarry. They had some food. They were eating at the same location.

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