Documentary Photography – The Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai, India

The world on my head – Portrait of a washerman

This documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by photographers Nilosree Biswas and Irfan Nabi,  co-producers of these images.

The Dhobi Ghat is located in Mumbai, India. It is Asia’s largest open air laundromat with 700 washers also known as Dhobis.  The location also serves as home for these men during the off work hours.

 

A washer man arranges a large volume of white shirts in washline.In Dhobi Ghat each or a group of washer men have their own expertise, seen here is a young worker who only handles white shirts

A washer man arranges a large volume of white shirts on the washline.In Dhobi Ghat each or a group of washer men have their own expertise. Seen here is a young worker who only handles white shirts

A young boy,son of a washerman starts his day at Dhobi Ghat

A young boy,son of a washerman starts his day at Dhobi Ghat

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At work in Dhobi Ghat

At work in Dhobi Ghat

Bed room on the move, a tired assistant washer man sleeps in a cramped corner inside the lanes of Dhobi Ghat

Bedroom on the move where a tired assistant washer man sleeps in a cramped corner, inside the lanes of Dhobi Ghat.

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Dhobi Ghat - Asia`s largest open air laundromat

Dhobi Ghat – Asia`s largest open air laundromat

Laundromat Scene - Taking a breather from hard work at Dhobu Ghat

Laundromat Scene – Taking a breather from hard work at Dhobu Ghat

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Morning at Dhobi Ghat, seen here are the open washing pits and bulk of jeans set to dry

Morning at Dhobi Ghat. Seen here are the open washing pits and bulk of jeans set to dry

Piled Up-A washerman carries a huge volume of clothes from one section to the other in Dhobi Ghat

Piled Up-A washerman carries a huge volume of clothes from one section to the other in Dhobi Ghat

There are distinct job divisions in this huge open air laundromat.This man only irons clothes

There are distinct job divisions in this huge open air laundromat.This man only irons clothes

 

See also:

Daily Life In India

By

Irfan Nabi

&

Nilosree Biswas


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