Climate Change Photography Contest 2009
JOINT THIRD PRIZE: Piyal Adhikari, June 2007, Kolkata – Close Shave: It took just 100 mm. of rain to flood Kolkata city, disrupting normal life and causing a collapse of the transport system. This roadside barber, nevertheless kept his custom going, while schools and offices shut down. The city’s power supply was shut for safety reasons for hours. Few citizens, however, made the connection between the faulty developmental policies being pushed by their leaders and the increased frequency and intensity of floods.