Maria Turchenkova, ‘Break’, Galleri Duerr

Workers of a brick factory have a cigarette break. There are more than 500 brick factories in Dagestan. Most of the workers are not registered, and have no guarantee for salary or medical insurance, with work conditions on the level of the Middle Ages. Some workers are kidnapped from different cities of Russia and forced to work, others come on their own but are forced to stay and work while waiting for payment which never comes. The terms of slavery can vary from several months to several years. Kaspiysk, Dagestan, 2014.

Series: Hidden War in the Land of Mountains

Lydmar Hotel Stockholm December 1—February 26.

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