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Mornin’ on the Chapora

These images made at daybreak on the Chapora river in the Goan village of Colvale exude an air of serenity. Mornings here are indeed refreshingly calm and punctuated by birdsong. But they also reveal a dark side. Seen on the canoes are the hordes of migrant labour brought in by the criminals builders to service Goa‘s destruction construction boom. This sand mining of the river bed has already destroyed the fragile riparian ecology.

Mornin' on River Chapora

Mornin' on River Chapora, Goa
5D Mark II, 135L

Mining sand

Sand mining
5D Mark II, 135L

Colvale on River Chapora

5D Mark II, 135L

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