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Wars make headlines. But the slow violence* inflicted on communities by environmental degradation and climate change, which is neither spectacular nor explosive, remains invisible and unreported.

It unfolds over temporal scales, its true implication manifesting over several generations. There is one such silent un-monitored crisis billowing across South Asia, and it has to do with freshwater.

I am an independent environmental photographer & writer documenting the slow violence of ecological degradation and climate change on ecosystems & livelihoods along South Asia's rivers.

*Slow Violence and The Environmentalism Of The Poor


MY WORK HAS APPEARED IN: 

#Dysturb, The Guardian, BBC Outside Source, Hindustan Times, Mint, National Geographic Traveler India, Himal Magazine, The New Internationalist (UK), Scroll.in, Caravan, Tehelka, Outlook Traveler, Quartz, Maptia (Editor's Pick), The ThirdPole, Sanctuary Asia, Better Photography India, Homegrown.in, RYOT.org, IndiaTogether.Org, and Yahoo! Media.


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Rainer Maria Rilke said of art — and it is also true of telling stories of slow violence

In this there is no measuring with time, a year doesn’t matter, and ten years are nothing.

Criss-crossing the Indian sub-continent watching, learning, waiting, following the changing fates of people and species dependent upon the land.

I invite you to come along with me on this journey. It will be long, with switchbacks and plunges and smiles and tears, but it will take us into lives lived by rivers, in deserts, on the move, and high in the mountains.

Together we will hear, and see; we will meet the people — fishers, moneylenders, farmers, migrants, refugees, adivasis, landlords, nomads, children, and mothers .… together we will listen to stories of the lifeblood of our land.

I don’t try to fool myself that the stories of individuals are themselves arguments. I just believe that better arguments, maybe even better policies, get formulated when we know more about ordinary lives.
— Katherine Boo