They found one survivor in the Rana Plaza wreckage in Dhaka, Bangladesh sixteen days after the garment factory collapse, as the number of lives lost tops one thousand. I hope it’s safe to say now that the race for faster, cheaper clothing has reached its absolute rock bottom. More to come on this. In the meantime, I think the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Time – where this photograph was published – all have good coverage if you want to learn more. Also check out the Clean Clothes Campaign.
Says the photographer:
Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too.