by Jen Graves
on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM
This photograph, by A.M. Ahad of the Associated Press, ran with today's New York Times story about the garment factory collapse.
There's just something about this photograph by A.M. Ahad of the Associated Press that I can't stop thinking about this morning. It ran with the New York Times piece about the building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday afternoon, when more than a hundred people were killed even though inspectors had already warned that the place was unsound. Bosses told workers to come to their stations anyway.
The way the people look so tiny, the way they file out and balance on that ridge of rubble, something about the angling—it all feels like a trick of Photoshop or a staged image with figurines, like it can't be real. It captures perfectly the dread of getting any closer.