“The Sacred Life of a Polluted River”

Author: Henry Silver

Current Core Pathway Course: Disability, Ethics, EcoJustice (THEO)

Context: Yamuna, Delhi, in 2015

Gallery title: “The Sacred Life of a Polluted River”
Photographer: Giulio Di Sturco
Date of publication: April 15, 2019
Source: Photo of the Day from Photo District News (now defunct)

Tags: Crisis Perception and Response

I have chosen to submit this particular sample from a gallery of photographs of the Ganges River in India, part of a decade-long project by Giulio Di Sturco, an Italian artist and documentary photographer. His recent book Ganga Ma contains most of the fruits of his labor, but the Photo of the Day arm of Photo District News had the good sense to publish a potpourri of his work on their website last year. The first photograph, which I have included at the top of the attached document, is captioned, “A worker with a water hose tries to tame an iceberg of foam created by the chemical waste dumped by the factories along the Yamuna river, Delhi, 2015,” but the rest of the photographs, equally captivating, are also viewable at the link provided in the description beneath it.
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    Crisis Perception and Response, Photo Gallery

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