TOKYO-2020 Science / Environment

Yamuna River: Once Proud, Now Reeling

  • Prize
    Bronze in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Jai Thakur
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810 Full Frame, F8, 1/800 Secs, Iso-200, Manual Focus, Focal Length-24mm
  • Photo Date
    03 April

A man is witnessing the sunrise on a polluted bank of river Yamuna in Delhi, India. The man-size froth/foam here is formed due to pollutants poured into the sacred river. The frothy waters of Yamuna is an indicator of the extremely high level of pollution

Jai Thakur is an Indian documentary photographer from New Delhi. The majority of his works revolve around the socio-economic environment of the society. Other than the number of group exhibitions, he is a recipient of various national and international awards including Water Hero Award by Govt. of India (Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR), National Geographic's MyIncredibleStory and Sahapedia Frames Grant. His work has been published in multiple books and platforms. He appeared in the MX Player web series “Express Yourself ” on River Conservation. As a day job, he is working as an Analyst.