The Rana Plaza garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed on April 24th, 2013, killing 1,132 people and injuring approximately 2,500. Bangladeshi photographer Ismail Ferdous took photos of the collapse and its consequences. His work is unique, in that he followed the lives of the victims and their families in the aftermath of the tragedy, campaigning for their rights. He organized sit-ins during the New York fashion week to protest the exploitative nature of the garment industry. He filmed interviews with and took portraits of dozens of people. “We always say that documentary photography gives a voice to people who don’t have it, and I wanted to make this intention quite literal”. His images, exhibited in Arles at the Manuel Ortiz Rivera Foundation, force the viewer to break all emotional barriers. They hope to pay homage to the victims, respectfully highlighting their suffering.

Rana Plaza 8 Storey Building collapsed in around 8.45 morning on 24 April 2013 in Savar outskirt of Dhaka,Bangladesh.The building had 4 Garments, 1 bank and many shops.At least 151 killed and thousand inured
From "After Rana Plaza" © Ismail Ferdous
23 August1 victim's name: late ajom khan (18) We took interview of her sister name: rohima (40) Her brother (ajom Khan) died in rana plaza building collapse.2 victim's name: bilkis akter(19) Her father name: tara mollah (52) Her daughter name: samia (6 month) Her husband name: munir hossain (21) Her brother name: kobir mollah (25) Her mother name: rohima(40) Her uncel name:ajom khane (18) Hometown: foridpur Present address: emandipur, savar Contact number: +8801750834978 / +8801931939958 Note: 1and 2 victim's story came from same family.3 victim's name: amena (20) Son name: mehedi hassan faruk (1 year) Mother name: julekha begum(45) Husband name: hakim (22) Hometown: jossor Present: mojidpur (c block) savar Contact number: + 88016860988024 victim's name: moushumi (25) Her husband name: hossain Ali (30) Her son name:manik (6) Hometown: gaibandha Present address: emandipur (d block) savar Contact number: +88017854136377 Connection story to 21 August hassan Ali story ( Vai era Vai)
From "After Rana Plaza" © Ismail Ferdous
From "After Rana Plaza" © Ismail Ferdous
Rahela khanam her son died at the age of 20------------------Volunteer: Monwar Tushar
Rahela khanam her son died at the age of 20------------------Volunteer: Monwar Tushar
Rahela khanam her son died at the age of 20 Fazlul haw husband : 01779530722 970hunder thousand ------------------ Volunteer: Monwar Tushar

 

From "After Rana Plaza" © Ismail Ferdous
From "After Rana Plaza" © Ismail Ferdous

Images from “After Rana Plaza” © Ismail Ferdous