Image: Giora Dan for Save the Children
In 2017 and 2018 Christchurch photographer Giora Dan traveled to Bangaldesh with Save the Children NZ staff to visit a primary school and pre-school they run in one of the world's largest brothels.
Giora's photographs capture the desperate lives of the women who live in the brothel in vivid contrast with those of the children who attend the school. Daulatdia is believed to have a workforce of about 1600 prostitutes and Giora says the overwhelming majority of the women are victims of human trafficking.
Hear Giora talk about the influence the two visits have had on his photography and what he hopes will come from opening up this world to others.
Also speaking will be Save the Children NZ's International Programmes Director Andrew Johnston. Andrew will detail the work they are doing in the schools and the impact it has on the young lives that live in the brothel.
Giora Dan is an internationally published documentary and commercial photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. His documentary assignments range from low-lying Pacific atolls to mountaintop monasteries in Asia. Images from those assignments have been widely published in geographical magazines in North America, Europe, Africa and the Asia/Pacific region. Internationally, he work with some of the leading brands in their field such as Nikon Asia, Sony Asia-Pacific and Panasonic Japan. Giora is also an experienced photographic educator, having taught at a tertiary level and regular lectures in tertiary institutions since 2001.