Deadly Jeans by Marika Dee
Today, I have the excitement to finally see some photos of my dear client and friend Marika Dee, in her recent project Deadly Jeans.
Marika contacted me long before she would visit Istanbul to make a photo documentary on the issue of sandblasting in Turkey. We have met the victims of silicosis, diagnosed among most of the "denim workers" who had to work under very unhealthy conditions, until it was strictly banned in 2009.
Unfortunately, silicosis is an incurable and often deadly disease. Even though sandblasting is banned in Turkey, the production moved to some poorer countries, and I believe that Marika's work on the issue is very important to make people aware on the case.