Silk from the Sewer

Story and Photography by Isabella Porras Green bushels of mulberry swaying in the wind. The untouched potential of wastewater. A journey to silk. Photojournalist Isabella Porras follows the journey of silk production In rural Karnataka, from the innovative use of unwanted waste water to the weaving of silk saris worth thousands of rupees. tWS: BENGALURU … Continue reading Silk from the Sewer

The Catch: Chennai’s Fishing Community

Photography by Rhett Kleine tWS: FISHERMEN load their catch up on to a trolley to be taken around the market to be sold TWO FISHERMEN haul a basket of fish up into the markets from their boatA MAN rests on the side of the boat after unloading the catch from his fishing vessel tWS: NETS … Continue reading The Catch: Chennai’s Fishing Community

Leopards, Wolves and Other Foul Things

Story and Photography by Rhett Kleine The Tibetan Plateau, often referred to as the roof of the world. One can’t quite grasp the truth in this name until they see the snow-capped Himalaya disappearing amongst swathes of stark white clouds. The Changpa Nomads have called this dusty plateau home for more than a millennium.  tWS: … Continue reading Leopards, Wolves and Other Foul Things

Ganesh Chaturthi: A Corrosion of Water and Faith

Story and Photography by Rhett Kleine Groups of young men chant Vedic hymns around the small pond alongside Sankey Lake in Bangalore, Karnataka. Statues of the Hindu god Ganesh are the centre of these religious devotions, one stands at the height of a man. tWS: A PLASTER of Paris Ganesh idol is draped in flowers … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi: A Corrosion of Water and Faith