Chris de Bode’s reportage “Made by Me”, which portrays garment workers in Myanmar as ‘creators’ and empowered individuals, rather than victims, has won the 1st Prize in the International Documentary series section at this year’s de Zilveren Camera, the national Dutch photo contest.
“I wanted to show them as proud creators, not as victims” Chris says about his portrait series of garment workers in Myanmar.
To re-establish the connection between their work and the final product, Chris bought several garments from large retailers like H&M and WE and took these to Myanmar for each worker to chose from. Wearing ‘their’ creations, they spoke to him about their work.
You can view the full set here.