15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Inside a tannery
Workers apply bleaching chemicals to leather pieces to soften them and then clean them inside a tannery in Jajmau, Kanpur. Kanpur is one of the most polluted cities in India and has been the hub for leather production since the British established tanneries in the 19th century. More than half of the tanneries in Kanpur are illegal and operate outside the pollution control regulations.
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