• A man walks along the banks of the Ganges River near the city of Kanpur. Black leather trimmings line the banks as they dry and are prepared for being turned into fertiliser and chicken feed. The city of Kanpur is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A Reebok export surplus store in the Jajmau area of Kanpur. Leather from the nearby tanneries is used for making a variety of leather products including shoes, bags and clothes. Kanpur has now become the country's leading leather exporter.
  • A family relaxes on top of a pile of leather trimmings at a dumpsite on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. The trimmings are discarded from the nearby tannery factories and burnt, dried and then re-used as fertiliser and chicken feed.
  • Leather belts on sale in a small market in the city of Kanpur.
  • A chimney above a leather factory belches black smoke above the streets of the city of Kanpur.
  • A woman sits near a furnace used for the burning of leather trimmings to make fertiliser and chicken feed on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur. The area is now highly toxic having received the city's industrial waste for many years. Workers have little to no protection.
  • Waste water from tanneries is channeled onto nearby farmland in the Indian city of Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst water pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A young boy walks amongst discarded leather trimmings in a dumping ground on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry. Waste water laced with toxins, such as chromium, is discharged in local waterways and agricultural land which is used many residents who live in the nearby area.
  • Goats stand amongst piled-up leather in a small and informal leather-producing tannery in Kanpur.
  • A worker in a small and informal leather-producing tannery in Kanpur.
  • A worker in a small and informal leather-producing tannery in Kanpur.
  • Saida, a tannery worker, in her home in the Indian city of Kanpur. She is one of many workers and locals who suffer from serious skin conditions, believed to have been brought about by having contact with toxic waste water from local tanneries.
  • A man bathes in the Ganges River at the city of Kanpur. The river has become heavily polluted at this point along the river because of pollution from nearby leather tanneries.
  • A child worker stands in one of the many small and informal leather-producing tanneries in Kanpur.
  • Shabhan Sheikh Siddique (1) is held by his mother outside the family home in a poor community of Kanpur. He suffers from cataracts and is one of a growing number of children in the community suffering from developmental issues believed to have been caused by increased exposure to water pollution whilst in the womb
  • Shabhan Sheikh Siddique (1) lies on a bed outside the family home in a poor community of Kanpur. He suffers from cataracts and is one of a growing number of children in the community suffering from developmental issues believed to have been caused by increased exposure to water pollution whilst in the womb.
  • A boy jumps over a water channel on local farmland near Kanpur. Local water channels are laced with toxins, released from the nearby leather-producing tanneries. The water goes directly onto farmland, feeding into the local food chain, resulting in serious health problems for many locals.
  • A young boy stands near large vats that are used for burning leather trimmings on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur. The city is notorious for having some of the country's worst pollution which is created by the local leathery tannery industry.
  • A child looks into a tannery, in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • Smoke billows from a chimney on the premises of a leathery tannery factory. The city of Kanpur is now India's largest exporter of leather products. Sever air and water pollution now affect the city and are causing health problems for residents and the degradation of the local Ganges River ecology.
  • Pigs feed on domestic trash, on the banks of the Ganges River in Kanpur.
  • A child stands barefoot  next to a tainted water channel from a local leather producing tannery in Kanpur.
  • A man cuts and trims pieces of leather in a small, informal factory in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
  • A child worker sits amongst piles of leather outside a tannery in the Jajmau area of Kanpur.
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