TIFA 2021 Science / Environment

Lake Froth

  • Prize
    Gold in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Debasish Ghosh

Bangalore, India was once known for its interconnected lake systems which provided a reliable source of water. As the city grew these lakes were encroached and the water became polluted day by day. The largest, Bellandur Lake, now carries huge volumes of snowy froth which block the adjacent canals. This froth which would otherwise be a sight to behold stinks and on contact with skin causes irritation. The mass of lather in the lake rises so high that it lands on the roads and causes inconvenience to those traveling.

I am Debasish, a documentary photographer from India. I have been working on various projects covering environment, culture, travel, and long-term documentaries since 2007.