I saw many sewing machine during walking around the streets of Rangpur

Man operating sewing machine
Shot in the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The man was working with a sewing machine in a small shop. The sewing machine was, of course, a foot pedal type. Electric sewing machines were still rare around here in Rangpur. I didn't know if it was rare because they were expensive machines, or if they were not widely used because the power supply was unstable. Maybe it's both.

If I look into it, more than 75% of Bangladesh's exports come from the apparel industry. And the country's minimum wage is still low; it's still about $50 a month in 2018. So until the economy develops and the minimum wage is higher, you'll probably see people doing labor-intensive work with these sewing machines.

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Apr 2010 BANGLADESH PEOPLE

Where is Rangpur?

PHOTO DATA

No

3954

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

April 14, 2010

Modified On

September 8, 2020

Place

Rangpur, Bangladesh

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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