The Cost of Slavery

KM Asad

The Exhibition

“This building will stand a hundred years,” the owner boasted just a day before its total collapse. The next morning, it came as the people shook their heads sympathetically. “Shoitaner Shoitan,” they cursed the owner of the building. The devil’s devil.

The number of dead bodies surpassed a thousand so fast. Thousands of mourners have gathered at the ruins of a garment factory building (Rana Plaza at Savar) to offer prayers for the souls of the 1,134 people who died in the structure’s collapse 24th April 2013, the worst tragedy in the history of the global garment industry.

The Photographer

KM Asad is an Independent documentary photographer Born 1983 and based in Bangladesh, Asia. He began his photography journey in 2005 and went on to graduate from“Pathshala” the South Asian Institute of photography in 2008. Currently, KM is a Photojournalist at Zuma Press news agency and contributing photographer for Getty Images. Since 2005 he is a full-time photojournalist


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