Local boy bathing at the riverside laundry. Karachi, October 1998.|
Written by Luke Gillian
Thrown at the web around 01/10/1998
Local boy bathing at the riverside laundry. Karachi, October 1998.
Following cricket isn’t just test arenas and pyjama game tactics, but cultural moments that couldn’t be defined in words if you haven’t seen them. This little boy was bathing in the washtub of one of the world’s largest laundry. The dhobi ghats along the Indus just out of central Karachi are home to over five miles of laundry. There are literally hundreds of washing and rinsing pools, wood furnaces for drying and mile after mile of washing line. Clearly unmarked, everyone has their own territory to carry out their business, such as washing everyday. This little fella lathered up for 5 minutes before liberally throwing the water to rinse off. A classic candid snap that epitomized the cultural diversity of Pakistan.
Luke Gillian 01/10/1998