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The Strugglers

Brick kilns in India employ more than 23 million workers, where men, women, and children continue working there. Many of them that migrate for work in Brick kilns from other states. These brickfield workers cleaning dust from the brick furnace. They work without any protection and continuously inhale the dust from the brick furnace and deadly toxic gases from coal burning. This photo depicts how every day they fight for their lives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Bankura, India
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Natasha Mandal