16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
RUST AND SWEAT
Char Kaliganj, slum and home to one of the largest shipyards in Asia. The noise is incredibly loud. Looks like time is marked by thousands of hammers banging incessantly against the bodies of these huge ships to remove the rust.
Rusty, old supertanker ships come to die in this place when their lives as vessels on the ocean expire.
The age of labourers ranges from 8 to 80 and they all work together.
The work is hard, crude, dirty and dangerous but it gives thousands of them employment and wages to feed their families.
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||Nov. 25, 2018, 6:23 a.m.
||Canon EOS 5D Mark III