From: Brighton, UK
Image credit: Francesca Moore, Bhopal: Facing 30 Portrait, 2014
Photographer description: This image is from a two-part Arts Council England funded project, Bhopal: Facing 30, that looks at the people and their environment thirty years after the 1984 Bhopal disaster. In 1984 a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh suffered a gas leak, exposing over 500,000 people to a toxic chemicals and substances. A government affidavit stated the leak caused 558,125 injuries, including 38,478 temporary injuries, 3,900 permanently disabling injurieds and over 8,000 deaths.
Everyone photographed in the series has been affected by the disaster. Pictured are Rafiq Uddin (m/39), Saiva Bi (f/36), Rehan Uddin (m/10), Avhan Uddin (m/6), Faizan Uddin (m/4), Saiba Jahan (f/3).