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BOY ON CIGARETTE ROLLS

INDIA
Sucheta Das

Sucheta Das resides in India.  Her photos have appeared in national and international dailies and magazines.

This photo is of a boy who is subjected to the bidi (a type of cigarette) rolling industry in India, comprising around 15 – 25 % of total employment in the industry.  Generally, the children work long days at far below minimum wage, with no days off.  Those fortunate enough to go to school usually work both before and after classes.

This Allard Prize Photo Competition jury selected this photo as it reflects significant human rights abuses.