10 stunning images show life as an Egyptian limestone worker
Egyptian architect and photographer Ezzat Hisham has captured scenes of the daily life of workers in the limestone quarries of Minya, in Egypt's southern desert. He spoke to Al Bawaba about what motivated his stunning series of images that depict one of the most dangerous jobs on earth.
Winter snows do blanket parts of the Middle East, but in the desert quarries of Minya, workers toil in a year-long blizzard of lethal white stone dust. Hisham, who is pursuing a career as an event photographer, posted the otherworldly images on his Instagram page. The pictures went viral, drawing immediate and widespread attention to the under-reported plight of Minya’s quarrymen. Take a look, and realize you have no complaints about your own day job.