A composite image of an oilspill in the ecologically sensitive and highly threatened Sundarbans which saw children cleaning up the mess by hand, sans gloves.
A composite image of a fisherman's kid and the fishermen in the Sundarbans. Artisanal fishing has become near unviable, leaving the next generation bereft.
The Sundarbans is the first line of defense for the city of Khulna (Bangladesh) in the battle against raging storm surges and climate change. This is a composite of the protector and the protected, both now under threat, if the Sundarbans should be destroyed.
Traditional livelihoods have become so unviable that most fishermen and farmers are migrating, looking for daily wage work in construction or transport. This is a composite image showing migrant labor in rural Bangladesh.
Mr Jadhav lost a huge chunk of his land to the river Brahmaputra. In this composite I show the cracks that semaphore land that will be gulped by the river and the owner of the land.
This is a composite of a dry river bed and the paddy fields destroyed by the same river that burst a weakened, neglected embankment. The change in course of the river is likely because of upstream rock mining.
A composite of farmers who lost their paddy fields to a wayward river.
A composite to show shattered lives in a flood caused by a breached embankment in Upper Assam.
A composite of eroded land, gulped by the river, and a family that has lost its homestead in the same area. This is in Upper Assam
The politics of thirst rules the relationship between India and Bangladesh. 54 of 57 rivers that flow in Bangladesh flow from India. India plays god, controlling the water flow. This is the Teesta in Bangladesh, layered with the people who live on its banks and who are severely affected by the lack of water in the river for eight months of the year.
No water in the river means no fish. Phooleshwari, wife of a fisher, dreams of eating fish which has become a rarity in their nutrition. A composite from the banks of the Teesta in Bangladesh
A composite of a tribal fisher with his day's catch: two tiny fish. Small indigenous fish are fast disappearing all over the ganga -Brahmaputra basin, and especially in Himalayan streams like this one.
A father's catch juxtaposed with his little son. This is from the banks of the Teesta in Bangladesh. With no water in the river for eight months of the year, fishing has been severely hit.
Another composite from the banks of the Teesta.
The empty bowels of a fishing trawler layered with a fisherman in the hold of his boat. The falling catches have driven fishermen deep into debt all across the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin.
Wetlands are crucial to the survival of fish populations. This is a composite from Assam, showing women fishing in wetlands come up with precious little.
This composite shows what happens when livelihoods are taken away. Severe erosion along the Ganga around and due to the Farakka Barrage has left hundreds of thousands of families without income, forcing children to work in kilns like this, in a desperate bid to make ends meet.
A young fisher girl peeps out of her house by an orchid-rich forest. Her father can no longer make ends meet by fishing and, like his livelihood, the forest's survival is also threatened by mining in the river Subansiri, a tributary of the Brahmaputra
Big ships carrying coal and fly ash, oil and pesticides, sand and fertilizers have no business plying through the Sundarbans. This composite shows the illegal shipping traffic and the legal denizens of the rivers, a fisher boy.
This composite layers the sword of destruction -- sullies like oilspills -- that hangs above the Sundarbans, and the people that depend upon this ecosystem.