2017 - Picture of the Year International , 2016 - Mro Foundation Grant, 2016 - Photogrvphy Grant, 2016 - Ian Parry Scholarship , 2015 - EyeTime: Emerging Talent Jury Winner, 2015 - Lucie Foundation Scholarship , 2014 - Jessica Lum Award & Future Voices Jury Award, 2014 - Photocrati Fund, 2014 - Photophilanthropy Activist Awards
Dhapa is a locality on the eastern fringes of Kolkata, the only waste dumping ground in the city. The area consisting of landfill sites where the solid waste produced in the city is dumped; covering over 60 acres of land, started operations in 1987 originally built with the capacity to accommodate city’s wastes for 15 years. Dhapa has long outlived its efficacy. Yet 5,372 tons of municipal solid waste is dumped here everyday through 500 trucks. This mountain of garbage happens to be home of a community of people. They are the poorest of the poor, ignored by the rest of the civilization they find their livelihood in the trash, forgotten and forsaken & avoided by the rest.
On Saturday, 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck an area between the Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, according to the US Geological Survey . Nepal had not faced a natural shock of comparable magnitude for over 80 years. The catastrophic earthquake was followed by more than 300 aftershocks greater than magnitude 4.0 (as of 7 June 2015). Four aftershocks were greater than magnitude 6.0, including one measuring 6.8 which struck 17 days after the first big one with the epicenter near Mount Everest.
This is the story of some of those Syrian refugees who have been successfully fled from Syria and saved their life from the bloody and brutal violence because of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad and struggling outside of the camps in Istanbul.