Washed up

I’m a photographer who has been shooting objects washed up on the shores of Mumbai, India for the past year and a half. The series is called Washed Up. The images that I have attached here are a mix of toys, idols, medical waste and everyday objects. Through the process of shooting this series, I’ve noticed how life in the city has an impact on the kind of waste that gets washed up. For example, after specific festivals, a number of immersed statues return. The same can be said of activities happening close to the shoreline. On days when oil residue washes up on the shores, it is often accompanied by a huge amount of dead marine life.

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2018 Jun