2014 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 3rd prize

Final Embrace

Photographer

Taslima Akhter

25 April, 2013

Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed.

About

Taslima Akhter

Taslima Akhter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1974. Before devoting herself entirely to photojournalism and activism, she studied public administration at the University of Dha...

Background story

Savar, Bangladesh

Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.

In the days following the disaster, more than 800 bodies were visually identified by relatives, or by using ID cards or personal possessions. Relatives of others had to give DNA samples, but months after the incident many had still not been able to identify missing family members. The collapse of the Rana Plaza ranks as one of the worst industrial accidents in history.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/40
Focal length
35.0 mm
F-Stop
2.5
ISO
1600

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