Life in a brickfield

  • Bricks are usually produced in a few phases, with the first involving the removal of dirt from the soil. Some workers are preparing the ground for making bricks at a brickfield in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bricks are usually produced in a few phases, with the first involving the removal of dirt from the soil. Some workers are preparing the ground for making bricks at a brickfield in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • In Bangladesh, bricks are still made using traditional methods. Workers are making bricks by hand at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    In Bangladesh, bricks are still made using traditional methods. Workers are making bricks by hand at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • In Bangladesh, bricks are still made using traditional methods. Workers are making bricks by hand at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    In Bangladesh, bricks are still made using traditional methods. Workers are making bricks by hand at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker is carrying the soil used for making bricks after removing the dirt from it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker is carrying the soil used for making bricks after removing the dirt from it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A worker is carrying the soil used for making bricks after removing the dirt from it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A worker is carrying the soil used for making bricks after removing the dirt from it. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers are preparing the soil used for making bricks at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers are preparing the soil used for making bricks at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers are preparing the soil used for making bricks at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers are preparing the soil used for making bricks at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A brick-field worker is loading soil onto a wheelbarrow at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A brick-field worker is loading soil onto a wheelbarrow at a brick kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A tired worker rests after putting bricks out to dry at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A tired worker rests after putting bricks out to dry at a kiln in Manikganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi