Luminous-Lint - for collectors and connoisseurs of fine photography
LL/37001
Khaled Hasan
This industry is harmful to the environment; it is harmful for the health of workers, creates air pollution, sound pollution, and is destructive to the landscape, amongst other things. This broken stone represents the dire situation.
[Living Stone]
2008, 15 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37001

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LL/37002
Khaled Hasan
Alfaj Hossain is a stone collector living in Banglabazar, two and a half kilometers from Jaflong.
[Living Stone]
2007, 27 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37002 [Further details available]

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LL/37003
Khaled Hasan
Uses of modern machineries like cranes have caused stones to become extinct in some places in Piyain.
[Living Stone]
2007, 27 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37003 [Further details available]

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LL/37004
Khaled Hasan
Probad Das (age 67) and Priti Rani Das (age 39) are couple working together as stone laborers.
[Living Stone]
2008, 15 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37004 [Further details available]

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LL/37005
Khaled Hasan
During the winter season Piyain River becomes dry.
[Living Stone]
2009, 20 November
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37005 [Further details available]

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LL/37006
Khaled Hasan
Working for their living, Abbas Ali, Mohammad Shah Alam, Saifur Rahman, Liakot Ali are stone collectors here for about 5 years.
[Living Stone]
2008, 7 April
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37006 [Further details available]

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LL/37007
Khaled Hasan
Stone collectors washing stones along Piyain River in Jaflong, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
[Living Stone]
2007, 27 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37007 [Further details available]

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LL/37008
Khaled Hasan
This is one trade which has a geological limit.
[Living Stone]
2009, 21 November
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37008 [Further details available]

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LL/37009
Khaled Hasan
Rajiv Das (age 42) is working at stone crasher machine.
[Living Stone]
2008, 18 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37009 [Further details available]

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LL/37010
Khaled Hasan
Kalam Ali (age 26) has been working at a stone crushing machine for last 4 years.
[Living Stone]
2008, 18 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37010 [Further details available]

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LL/37011
Khaled Hasan
Babul (age 32), Faruk (age 35), Manik (age 29) and Joinal (age 31) are loading a truck with broken down stone chips.
[Living Stone]
2008, 16 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37011 [Further details available]

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LL/37012
Khaled Hasan
Stone collector Abu Bakkar bathing at the bank of Piyain river after finishing his work.
[Living Stone]
2008, 13 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37012

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LL/37013
Khaled Hasan
The Stone laborers of Jaflong are facing a major drinking-water crisis.
[Living Stone]
2009, 25 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37013 [Further details available]

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LL/37014
Khaled Hasan
Utilization of modern machinery like cranes has taken over the use of primitive tools.
[Living Stone]
2009, 6 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37014

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LL/37015
Khaled Hasan
Kobir Das (age 68) is a manual worker of stone. His village is in Dhirai. He is been working here for 10 years.
[Living Stone]
2008, 13 June
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37015 [Further details available]

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LL/37016
Khaled Hasan
Local People said a vast area of Jaflong had been under the control of land grabbers for the last two decades.
[Living Stone]
2009, 29 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37016 [Further details available]

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LL/37017
Khaled Hasan
Uncontrolled stone-crushing at Jaflong, is posing a serious threat to environment, public health and agriculture.
[Living Stone]
2008, 6 July
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37017 [Further details available]

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LL/37018
Khaled Hasan
Living situation of Stone laborers in Jaflong area.
[Living Stone]
2009, 21 November
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37018 [Further details available]

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LL/37019
Khaled Hasan
Not living in a normal condition. From their childhood they grow in between the stones and learn the hardship of life.
[Living Stone]
2006, 7 October
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37019

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LL/37020
Khaled Hasan
Piyain River is dry during winter, where for decades uncontrolled and hazardous stone extraction is going on.
[Living Stone]
2009, 18 February
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37020

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LL/37021
Khaled Hasan
Many children are utilized in collecting stones.
[Living Stone]
2008, 20 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37021 [Further details available]

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LL/37022
Khaled Hasan
Rajia Begum (age 48), a hard working stone labour. She is on her midday break, using the time to get some rest before she starts again.
[Living Stone]
2008, 16 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37022

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LL/37023
Khaled Hasan
Along the utilization of modern machinery the women labourers work as hard as men do in this industry.
[Living Stone]
2008, 19 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37023

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LL/37024
Khaled Hasan
Shapna (age 13) works as a stone collector. Sometime she does not work because of her childish pranks. She is not old enough for the work. Between working times, she travels by her brother's boat for fun.
[Living Stone]
2008, 16 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37024

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LL/37025
Khaled Hasan
Women from Hindu community grinding rice for making cakes on 'Paus Shankranti' festival at the end of Bangle month "Paus". Hindu Stone workers do not go to work at that day.
[Living Stone]
2008, 15 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37025

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LL/37026
Khaled Hasan
Alya Begum, a stone crasher and mother of two children could not go to work because of illness. But without her wages she does not have money to buy food and medicine. Because there is no sick leave in this Stone Industry.
[Living Stone]
2008, 15 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37026

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LL/37027
Khaled Hasan
After finishing their work, some women laborers came back to their home at sunset. Women labourers are engaged more because their labors is less paid then men.
[Living Stone]
2009, 7 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37027

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LL/37028
Khaled Hasan
Sufia Khatun (age 43) is working at a stone crasher machine, putting large stones into it. Sometimes she works through the night. This is hard work and she puts in as many hours as she can, without any "overtime" payment.
[Living Stone]
2008, 16 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37028

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LL/37029
Khaled Hasan
Man and machine unites working day and night, to spin the life circle of the industry. Though there is light on the machines, but there is no emotion. On the other hand there is emotion in the labourers but a constant darkness is taking over their life.
[Living Stone]
2008, 14 January
Black and white image
 
Provided by the artist - Khaled Hasan
 
LL/37029

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