Looking from the outside in - people, place and practice

Thursday, March 17, 2011

On a day off

Day Off is a photo essay project that was compiled by six photographers. This photo essay tells the story of women, mostly uneducated women from Bangladesh, who leave their poor circumstances at home to work as domestic workers in Singapore. They come here to search for a better life for them and their family. The photos tell stories of what they do on their day off from work, for some its not even a day off at all. They go out for karaoke, go to English or dance class, work in salons or go to Mosque.


Working in a salon

 In dance class

In English class

Applying make-up after mosque

A woman showing pictures of her young daughter, who still lives in Bangladesh. 

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