Trending: Hands That Make the World Go ‘Round
In recognition of Labor Day (celebrated Monday in the U.S.) our editors have created a collection of some of our favorite images of people working with their hands. These photos—of farming, metalworking, and many trades in between—come to us from several countries, including India, Indonesia, China, and Egypt.
A window washer pulls himself up along the side of the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph by Robert Scott
A scrap-iron collector in Quynh Phuong Beach, Nghe An, Vietnam. Photograph by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Tobacco farmers in Rizokarpaso, Famagusta, Cyprus. Photograph by Tevfik Ileri
A farmer harvests crops in a small village outside of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Photograph by Saravanan Dhandapani
Men carry slabs of sulfur on their backs in Tepe, East Java, Indonesia. Photograph by Sky Tdp
A man weaves a bamboo basket in Youling, Guangdong, China. Photograph by Antonio Leong
An ironworker fills casts with molten metal in Alexandria, Egypt. Photograph by Nader Saadallah
Construction workers in Toronto, Canada. Photograph by Carlos B.