art is made for sharing
40" x 30", Digital C Print, , Edition of 500
This print benefits Acumen Fund. The non-profit receives 25% of rentals and $175 per sale. "Poonam revels in the rain as it dispels the unbearable August hea...[more]t in her impoverished neighborhood in Bhopal, India. Bhopal was the site of a 1984 gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide manufacturing plant, often cited as the world's worst industrial disaster. Thousands died as a result of the leak and many thousands more have suffered long-term health impacts, including Poonam's brother, who has lower limb paralysis and skeletal deformity. This image won a cash prize from 'The Photographers Giving Back Award' that has been used to build Poonam's family a new home, start a business and pay for education expenses. I have witnessed much injustice in India, but on this particular day something real happened that made at least Poonam's world a little better." Alex Masi Poonam 2009 Bhopal, India Image 19.25" x 29" Paper 24" x 30" Frame 30" x 40"