Monday, November 10, 2008

He who wears a smile

 
Abul from Bangladesh is one of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers employed in the Abu Dhabi construction industry. Hours are long, working/living conditions harsh and pay poor – Despite all this, he still wears a smile!

8 comments:

slim November 11, 2008 at 3:15 AM  

Welcome to CDPB. This is a fantastic image of a man satisfied with his days work. The setting is perfect.

www.niamhphotography.com November 12, 2008 at 1:47 AM  

fabulous portrait and poignant commentary.

Ocheen November 12, 2008 at 7:24 AM  

at the cost of their sacrifice..true that they wear a smile...for the families left behind...we all know how they are treated in the host countries..

Jilly November 13, 2008 at 4:26 PM  

Superb portrait. I wonder if all the construction will continue with the current financial crisis? I hope so cos if not, the lowest in the heirarch - ie Abul - will be the first to suffer.

Kristalpost November 16, 2008 at 12:25 AM  

Beautiful and suggestive portrait
The best lesson of positive thinking and optimism, without words !
Welcome to CDP .

مُخْتَلِفْ November 19, 2008 at 9:01 PM  

perfect shot, i loved it.

J.C. December 12, 2008 at 10:33 PM  

It's tough being a migrant worker. However, in Abul, I can see positive outlook in him. Despite being in sweat, he could still pose for a photo with a cool look! :o)

Lessie May 29, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

Great post and portrait.

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