See Bangladesh in a Positive Light, with Mikey Leung and crowdsourced friends





Positive Light is a project designed to breakthrough stereotypes associated with poverty in Bangladesh. Although many of the stories we’ve posted on Bangladeshi garment workers have accompanied negative imagery, they do not represent Bangladesh as a whole. For this reason we’re excited to share the Positive Light project with you. All photographs published through Positive Light are licensed under the Creative Commons – perfect for use in classrooms, presentations and campaign material!

Here’s project founder Mikey Leung speaking at TEDxDhaka:

The project will publish a book of select photographs, and is seeking support via crowdsource funding. Click here for details.

Shine Positive Light on Bangladesh from Mikey Leung on Vimeo.

Images by Jeremy Fokkens, Khondker Nasif Akhter and Wahid Adnan, via


Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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2 thoughts on “See Bangladesh in a Positive Light, with Mikey Leung and crowdsourced friends

  1. Mikey Leung

    Thanks so much for sharing those photos Mary! And for plugging our project! you’ve also done the right thing with crediting the photos properly, great work.

    I’ll take a bit of time to learn about what you’re up to. Do you know about Bachhara’s fashion work from Bangladesh?

  2. Mary Hanlon Post author

    Hi Mikey,

    Thank you for connecting; Positive Light is a wonderful project!

    Creative Commons runs deep with us here at SA ( All of our lessons are CC licensed because, well, it just makes the most sense! We want people to use, share and build upon our work, and we love promoting other CC resources.

    If you’re looking through our lessons, the MAKE stage in our SAGE module focuses in on Bangladesh as an example stage in a conventional ‘fast fashion’ supply chain:

    I’m very excited to learn about Bachhara! Looks like another wonderful project! Thank you for the link!

    All the best to you and your colleagues,


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