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India brick making by Vo Dao

January 2020 - India brick making

About the Image(s)

India is very poor in all country side, where people working make everything only by hand, this picture was cropped from brick field, where has few family they make bricks by hand, all kids and women work on the field whole days to dig the soil, mix the water, mold it then dry it under the sun......very hard work.
Drone took it under sun - noon time , ISO 100, speed 1/640, F/2.8.

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6 comments posted

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I think this is a wonderful image and the story is so touching. I think you have composed the image very well, the placement of the people and the water hole give me much to look at in this photo.   Posted: 01/02/2020 17:38:08

Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Well done.   Posted: 01/11/2020 00:29:48

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Great image and great story. I am especially fond of the top down look. The stacked bricks on the bottom, the way the people are situated, the colors. This would make a great Photojournalism entry. Really nice job Dao!   Posted: 01/20/2020 11:58:51
Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
How do they mark the top of the bricks?   Posted: 01/20/2020 12:01:26

Vo Dao   Vo Dao
Hi Lisa, very simple, they have a wood mold/box, the bottom of mold was curved a name/mark then when they put the soil/mud inside box and pressing hard by both hands, the name will be pressed on brick face, then turn upside down the mold on floor, the wet brick will come out with it's face up....no machine at all   Posted: 01/21/2020 18:18:47
Vo Dao   Vo Dao
Each family has different name on bricks, but size of mold/brick are same size.   Posted: 01/21/2020 18:20:23