TITLE: "THE SHIPYARD"
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 slums 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.
AUTHOR: Manan Sheth (India)
Manan Sheth is a Documentary & Street photographer from Mumbai, India. His current work aims to highlight stories of India as a developing country.
With black and white photography being a preferred medium, he aims to blend the subjects with their environment in a way that transports the viewer to the scene.
Through his street practice, he attempts to capture the darkness and light in everyday life.
Manan would like to pursue projects of similar nature in India and other countries in the future.
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