Tuesday, July 28, 2015

“A man walked in Shah Porir Dwip, #Bangladesh. From...

“A man walked in Shah Porir Dwip, #Bangladesh. From fisherman shopkeepers to police officers, the people of this island near the border with Myanmar were all drawn in to a multimillion-dollar people smuggling business — some as participants and others as concerned observers. At first, smuggling focused mainly on fortune-seeking migrants and offered locals a lucrative alternative to traditional livelihoods. But it has expanded into a predatory operation of considerable scale. The photographer @sergeyponomarev traveled to the area on #nytassignment.” By nytimes on Instagram.

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