1989 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 2nd prize

Eric Valli

01 January, 1988

At a brick works, Ganesh (8) carries bricks to and from the kiln. His load weighs 12 kilos, more than three tons in a working day.

Besides work, bricks provide shelter as well, protecting against the burning sun while eating and sleeping. Although India has a law against child labor, poverty forces many families to send their sons out to work.

About the photographer

Eric Valli

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