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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
24 Cyanotype prints

An assemblage of 24 Cyanotype prints. Each site-specific Cyanotype print is made by contact with foam formed at the place where Nagwa Nala, the largest drain in Varanasi, dumps untreated sewage into the Ganges river. Despite being revered as a goddess by millions in India, the Ganges is one of the most polluted river in India.Each print is made at the beginning of every hour for 24 hours, as a performative act.

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Copyright: © Harikrishna Katragadda