Overview participating exhibitions
An Ocean of Possibilities
About eight million of the 175 million migrant workers in the world come from Bangladesh. Every year thousands of Bangladeshis pay large sums to employment brokers to arrange jobs in other countries. But most of the times the search for a better life ends in harsh reality. Once the workers arrive in the new country, the jobs often turn out to be quite different from what was promised: the jobs may not even exist, or the workers are picked up because they were given false papers. Because as the employee of a travel agency he had seen these bad-faith practices himself, Khaled Hasan decided to follow the migrant workers with his camera. It struck him how quickly the uneducated workers became accepting of the adverse circumstances of their new lives.