14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Commercial fishing near kolkata
This photographs are taken at a place named Kharibari. I started this project with a different intention. This place is not very far geographically from New town,kolkata. But there is a huge cultural and economical difference between Rajarhat newtown and Kharibari. Recently Kharibari came to news for all the wrong reasons. A lot of political crime took place in this area. I started visiting this area with the intention to capture present political situation. When I got there, I found some huge lakes right beside the highway connecting Rajarhat and Kharibari. Later I came to know these lakes are used for commercial fishing purposes. There is approx 3000 acres of lake that is being used for fish culture. All these people in the photos are local fishermen hired for the job. There are hundreds of them. They work about 10 hours a day for approx 3 dollars/day, which is very less. But these local people have very less choice to work with and lot of other issues to deal with.
© Goutam roy.
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||Nov. 13, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
||Canon EOS 1200D