Ganges WON the Lens Culture Exposure Award
GIULIO DI STURCO
2nd Place, Series Winner
Exposure Awards 2018
The Ganges River is a symbol of Indian civilization and spirituality. It is a source of poetry and legend. It is older than Athens or Jerusalem. For centuries people have journeyed here to find the heart of Hindu culture in India. And now it is on the brink of an ecological crisis.
The river goddess Ganga once flowed wild and free, ripping through the Indian landscape with vigor and might, beginning with the roaring, icy waters in the Himalayas and running down its murky end in the Bay of Bengal.
For more than seven years, I documented the lives of the people who live along the river Ganges, witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of climate change, industrialization, and urbanization