Fashion’s Victims: An Artist’s Focus On Garment Workers

Source: NPR

Tourists gasp. A crowd forms. An off-duty nurse rushes to crouch over one of the bodies. Others call 911 or take photos. And one woman hangs back, observing from afar.

She’s the Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez, and the women sprawled on the sidewalk are alive and well. They’re models — part of Dominguez’ latest art installation, Fashion Victims, meant to conjure images of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

Story length: 883 words

Access the full story here. (Also contains 3.02 min video of the art installation, and 3.57 min downloadable audio clip of interview with Yolanda Dominguez)

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