20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Shipyard: 06

A worker standing at the door of the ship's engine room during his break. This series is a visual essay on the Coal Bunder shipyard and its people. The shipyard is located in Mumbai; India’s financial capital, which is on the country’s west coast. Here, the workers focus on building and repairing small-sized cargo ships while children from nearby areas search the muddy water for scrap parts. Situated on ‘Bombay Port Trust’ land, the shipyard is a part of the area that will inevitably be redeveloped by the government. The following photos serve as the first chapter of a larger project, where I aim to document the places along that stretch of land before they disappear with time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mumbai, India
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © MANAN SHETH