Renowned Bangladeshi photographer Abir Abdullah has won the prestigious Leica Reportage Award in the Vevey International Photography Award 2013/2014. His series “Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing” bagged the Leica prize among 750 applications from 63 different countries. His works will be displayed along with other exhibitions at Vevey, Switzerland from September 13 to October 5. He has been invited with his family to attend the award ceremony and the exhibitions by the Festival Images authority.
Abir Abdullah, in his series, highlights the constant insecurity which four million garments workers in and around Dhaka live in, documenting the Tazreen factory fire, Rana Plaza building collapse rescue operation and following some of the survivor’s daily life.
“This is very important for me as a photographer to show this series to foreign buyers to consumers, especially in European countries, so that they can see and understand how Bangladeshi workers make cheap clothes for them risking their lives”, said Abir.