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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Portrait of a tannery worker

Portrait of a tannery worker in Jajmau in Kanpur, India. Chromium compounds are used to process leather in the tanneries, and Hexavalent chromium, which is known to be carcinogenic, is released as a by-product. 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.

TAGS: Ganges, India, Pollution

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Mumbai, India
Member since 2015
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© Harikrishna Katragadda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
Total Views: 41
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 34mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Kanpur, India