"Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed."
25 April 2013
Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.
In the days following the disaster, more than 800 bodies were visually identified by relatives, or by using ID cards or personal possessions. Relatives of others had to give DNA samples, but months after the incident many had still not been able to identify missing family members. The collapse of the Rana Plaza ranks as one of the worst industrial accidents in history.
Taslima Akhter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1974. Before devoting herself entirely to photojournalism and activism, she studied public administration at the University of Dhaka and photography at Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh.
Conservationist and dive safety officer Ocean Ramsey surfaces while free diving off the coast of Haleiwa. Free diving is done without scuba gear, and requires divers to hold and control their breath for extended periods. Ramsey dives without a cage among sharks. She hopes to change public perception of the predators.