This week’s feature is by UK-based photographer Alex Masi
Sometimes a picture has the power to turn fate around.
In August 2009, I began visiting urban colonies in the city of Bhopal, central India, to document the severe illnesses faced by children due to heavily contaminated water. As a consequence of the 1984 Bophal gas tragedy, where a gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant released methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals into the atmosphere, more than 100,000 people are chronically ill from the effects of the gas contamination and tainted drinking water has affected thousands more.
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