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Workers tend to plants

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Photograph by Saiyna Bashir. Edition of 50. Available with frame and mounting, or as an individual print. For delivery time and information please refer to the production tab below.

Workers tend to plants, May 2020 in Azakhel Mattani, where out of work labourers due to the Covid-19 pandemic have been hired by the government as 'jungle workers' in a reforestation drive to plant 10-billion trees to deal with threats due to climate change. The workers wake up at the crack of dawn and head out to the plantation areas where they either plant trees or take care of the already planted trees. I was working on an assignment supported by the National Geographic Society's fund for journalists covering covid-19 in an effort to show daily wage workers and their struggles during the pandemic. I reached the Azakhel area at around 3:00 a.m. and spent time in different locations with workers in the fields.

Saiyna Bashir

Framing

Our handmade frames are made with American black walnut, giving a classic contemporary look. Framed photographs also come with an off-white mounting which helps draw out the image.

Print Quality

Photographs professionally printed on high quality Fuji Flex paper. The paper has a pure white base with exceptional black density, contrast and reproduction detail. The silky smooth reflective coating enhances the detail and definition of the images. 310 gsm.

Dimensions

Photograph prints are based on the typical A5, A4, A3 and A2 sizing. However each print size varies slightly to match the photograph dimensions. This photograph is available in the following sizes:

Small Print: 247mm × 167mm [Including 10mm border]

Standard Print: 402mm × 311mm [Including 20mm border]

Large Print: 519mm × 358mm [Including 30mm border]

Extra Large Print: 674mm × 477mm [Including 40mm border]

Small Framed Edition: 279mm × 199mm [Including 10mm mount & frame]

Standard Framed Edition: 370mm × 266mm [Including 20mm mount & frame]

Large Framed Edition: 553mm × 393mm [Including 30mm mount & frame]

Extra Large Framed Edition: 709mm × 509mm [Including 40mm border & frame]

* Please note that the frame dimensions may look different to the image below depending on the size of the image to frame ratio. Email photography@ishkar.com for exact frame dimensions. 

production time

Prints:


Each photograph is professionally printed in a London studio. Once ready, prints are shipped flat or in a sturdy cardboard tube and secured on both sides.

* For addresses in the UK, delivery will take up to 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 4-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.

Framed Editions:

Each photograph is professionally printed, mounted and framed by a bespoke London framer. Once ready, framed editions are protected on all sides with foam carefully fitted to the edges.

* For addresses in the UK estimated delivery is up to 12 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. Estimated delivery is 14 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

Preorders explained

Story

the photographer

Saiyna Bashir is a Pakistani photojournalist currently based in the capital, Islamabad. After studying journalism at the Columbia College, Chicago, Bashir worked as a staff photographer for Cap Times in the U.S for two years. Saiyna’s photos have been published alongside news stories in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Al-Jazeera, The Telegraph among others.

The Concept

In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.

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