A photo exhibition commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the collapse of Rana Plaza
The Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,130 people and injuring approximately 2,500 more. The owners of garment factories in the building had ignored safety regulations and forced workers to keep working despite clear structural problems. To commemorate this tragedy and create stronger movements to protect garment workers, an exhibition called "Lives not Numbers" has been organized by the Bangladesh Garment workers solidarity (BGWS). The exhibition aims to question and protest the lack of punishment for the culprits and inadequate compensation for surviving workers. Taslima Akhter, a freelance photographer and activist, organized and collected photos for the exhibition in cooperation with BGWS.
1 May to 26 May, 2023, 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
Paddy's Gallery, Victoria Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton
Admission is free, and photos will be available to purchase - all proceeds going directly to the victims and victim's families through the Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity