För några år sedan genomförde Fojo ett antal kurser i miljöjournalistik runt Indiska oceanen. En av deltagarna, Selva Prakash Lakshmanan, skickade oss nyligen dessa bilderna från Indien. Såhär skriver fotografen själv om sina bilder:
“After the completion of the course i start working on Fisherman’s issues And the Coastal environment, I start document various coastal environments Issues like ,Industrial pressure on the coast line,kappaphycus sea weed and Coral issues in Gulf of mannar area, Sea Erosion in Southern India( Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala), destructive fishing method, Trash fish and Aqua Culture, Tourism Impact on coastal environment,Shell mining, salt water intrusion etc. During this project I got a national level Media fellowship (NFI Media Fellowship) to continue this work, it helped me to travel extensively to Various coastal towns in Southern India and documenting the various coastal Environment and fishermen issues.
I will continue this work in the northern part of the country and planning for a photography book on Coastal environment and fishermen.”
Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu,India. Fishermen protest near the proposed nuclear plant on World Fisheries Day. Local fishermen contributed money from their meagre daily earnings to support this protest against the nuclear plant.
Tuticorin,Tamil Nadu. Fly ash and other industrial waste have depleted their catch, fishermen here say
Ennore, Tamil Nadu. The sea is extremely violent in this area. A woman looks at the angry waters from her partially destroyed house. Despite the sea wall, every monsoon, the waters turns violent here and claims houses nearby.
Ennore,Tamil Nadu,India. A sea wall
Alappuzha, Kerala. The soil here has high mineral content. Thus sand mining is rampant, which the locals are protesting against.
Cuddalore,Tamil Nadu,India. A sea wall.
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