15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Leather refuse dumps on the roadside

Leather refuse-dumps containing chromium compounds are a common sight in Jajmau, Kanpur, India. Hexavalent chromium, a by-product of the tanning process, is highly toxic and is known to cause skin diseases, lung cancer, liver failure and premature dementia.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kanpur, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Harikrishna Katragadda