Born in Bangladesh, Ismail Ferdous has lived among people closely linked to the textile industry. Two years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza and deeply affected by this tragic event, Ismail Ferdous continued to photograph the daily lives of the victims and their families while the international media shifted to other tragedies around the world.
By documenting the lives of the Rana Plaza victims, he explores how their lives have changed and the challenges they now face.
For Ismail Ferdous, documenting this issue is an attempt to give a voice and faces to the victims of the textile industry, which is continuing to exploit Bangladeshi workers in other factories.
At this time, many of the international garment companies responsible for this tragedy still have not compensated the victims who suffered the loss of loved ones, for some the loss of their ability to work, and others who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
In order to hold these companies accountable and avoid further disasters, Ismail Ferdous advocates for international visibility and awareness of the stories of the Rana Plaza victims.