We asked women photographers in three countries in Asia to document the stories of women working in the garment industry. Yen in Vietnam, Fabeha in Bangladesh, and Anita in Indonesia each spoke to women holding different roles in garment factories to learn what matters most to them. Their stories are inspiring and clearly show the importance of ensuring women’s voices are respected and valued in the garment industry.
Here the photographers tell us in their own words what drew them to this project and why their favourite images made such an impression.
Yen Duong – Vietnam
I’ve worked a lot on topics concerning women in Vietnam and I’m consistently drawn to covering women’s rights in general. Vietnam is one of the biggest manufacturing hubs in the region; garments is a huge sector here. What really drew me to this project was the chance to talk more to the people working in the assembly line.