A worker washes up at the end of the day to remove the silver powder from his body.
A worker unravels the cloth protecting his hand after eleven hours of working on the polishing machine
Eslam (11 years old) and Mohamed (12 years old) stand outside the workshop at the end of the day waiting for their wages. The chil…
Sayed, 22, thought that his work at a polishing workshop was his only chance for earning money and getting married. He said, “the…
The polishing process is often done in narrow and over-heated rooms.
Aluminum workers don’t stay at the same workshop for long periods. They move between workshops every six months
A young worker poses at an aluminum polishing workshop in the city of Mit Ghamr, in Egypt’s Delta.
Mit Ghamr has been a major producer of aluminum pots in Egypt since 1967. Peasants left their plots to join the new industry and e…
A workshop owner drinks tea while talking with one of his customers.
Female and child workers packing the pots during the final process before sale.