Monday, June 1, 2015

Laborers + Brick Factory, Uttar Pradesh, India, April of 2015



These images are courtesy of my dear friend, brother, driver and translator in India, Mr. Singh. We tried several times to document a brick factory but were denied. On our way to Uttar Pradesh however we took a chance and drove into this factory to ask. The owners were different than the others, really calm and peaceful in their mannerisms. They invited us for a cup of tea, listened to our request with smiles and told us that we could come in the morning to do as we wished.
We did so and arrived as the sun came up, photographed the families near their very basic homes, made portraits with bricks as the background and then photographed the workers as they toiled under the sun and above the furnace.
I look forward to seeing these images on film, as soon as the rolls are processed.