It is very interesting how news filters into our lives these days. Below is a very moving picture from the latest instalment of the BigPicture, which captures the profound benefit manifested by a group in India called “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” (BBA). To date, 23Feb09, the immense efforts of the BBA has rescued 77,040 children from bondage and slavery since 1980 till today. I encourage you to learn more here and donate if possible.
Child laborers sit at a police station after they were removed from a factory during a raid by policemen and activists of Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or “save childhood” movement, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008. 34 child laborers were rescued from a local embroidery factory. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
When the economy makes big news, many photographs of people at work come across the wires, usually to help illustrate a particular story or event. By collecting these disparate photos over the past few months, I found that a global portrait emerged of we humans producing things. People assembling, generating, and building items small and large, mundane and expensive, trivial and important. I hope you enjoy this look into some people’s work lives around the world.