Black tears

With over 17 million inhabitants, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the fastest growing capital city in the world. 2,000 new inhabitants from different parts of the country move there every day. Families are forced to leave their homes as a result of the loss of lands due to big floods caused increasingly by recurrent cyclones and raising sea levels. A part of these climate refugees comes to the Munshiganj industrial district, one of the most contaminated areas of the world. Here they seek to create a new home in primitive dwellings built between toxic landfills and brickworks. The air, land and water are contaminated by the nearby tanneries, brickworks, aluminium works or plastic manufacturing plants.

Hana Connor Filip Jandourek

freelance photographer (CZ)