Documentary Photographer and Storyteller Pubarun Basu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From the project ‘The River and its People’. To see Pubarun’s body of work, click on any image.
Growing up near the river Ganga has been one of the best things in my life. I have found a strong sense of connection to the river, almost as if the river has shaped the course of my life, and more specifically, my photographic journey.
In my long-term project “The River and its People”, I have tried to portray the impeccable bond that the river shares with her people. Ganga is considered to be a holy river, a harbinger of life and a pathway to salvation. To me, “she” is a living entity who shapes the life of the people wherever she flows. Each and every element of civilization is intertwined with the river, and that’s precisely what I’ve tried to document over the years.
However, my project’s primary goal is to raise awareness about the ecological concerns regarding the river. From its source to the mouth, the river Ganga passes through a diverse range of places of immense cultural and religious importance. These places significantly contribute to the pollution of the river. The rich biodiversity of the river has been put at risk for centuries and it’s high time we find a sustainable solution to balance both the worlds, the spiritual and the environmental.
All images and text © Pubarun Basu
By Pubarun Basu
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