Photographer Ashiq MK is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography. From his project ‘Live Stuck To Magnet‘. To see Ashiq’s portfolio click on any image.
‘Lives stuck to magnets’
You have to use the strength of your whole family to get your cycle-rickshaw up the mountain of years of waste. Your days start and end in stench of a waste from across the city. You don’t see any option but to sacrifice the dreams and hope of your offspring and make them accustomed to the hardship of life they are entitled to live, to make them young adults.
‘Lives stuck to magnets’ is a photo series on lives of people who scavenge the processed waste in landfills of Delhi. They use a piece of magnet attached to a stick to separate small metal pieces from the waste and clean and sell them to make a living.
Cleaning and sorting the collected metals pieces.
Moving to a plastic bag the metal pieces accumulate on magnets.
By Ashiq MK