Project Detail: Brick Factory


Reportage and Documentary 2019




Claudio Beretta


Project Info

Brick Factory

Under the sizzling sun, an open-cast brick factory looks like one of Dante's hell circles, where poor souls live and work in absurd conditions.

Myanmar is a land of incredible beauty, where golden temples and pagodas are everywhere to be found. Despite the profound presence of religious symbols and the ethereal atmosphere pervading the country, many pockets of reality hidden from the most common beaten tracks highlight many people's living conditions. In Mandalay, an open-cast brick factory displays a number of families with men, women, children and infants living and working in a very hostile environment. Dust, heat, sizzling sun and extremely poor living conditions are a permanent feature of the workers daily life.