From the series Godspeed © Katrien Vermeire
Foam Magazine #28/Talent
Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
“When the tears stopped she daydreamed. She lay on her back on the now rumpled bed and daydreamed of stealing the Pearly Thomas and flying to another country. Of becoming famous and rich and receiving an apology from Weedy Revenall. She daydreamed until all that remained of the day itself was night.”
—Patricia Griffiths, from “Dust”
Photography Credit Sandra Gonzalez