In Keraniganj, on the bank of the Buriganga — one of the biggest shipyards in Bangladesh — the workers are constantly exposed to air, water and sound pollution. Their dreams of having decent lives are at a constant strain; the workers barely have the chance or means of enlightening themselves. They put their blood and soul into their work, turning themselves into machines over time. Through it all, they live with the hope to have a better life, to make their lives a bit more bearable every day.
PHOTO & TEXT: NAYEM SHAN