WaterAid India launches its annual Photography Fellowship Program

Theme of the fellowship

Today, India is in the midst of a major water crisis. According to Niti Aayog’s Composite Water Management Index, 75% of households do not have drinking water on their premises, while its quality is also terrible. 70% of our water is contaminated and so we currently rank 120 out of 122 countries in the water quality index.

Issues around the urban water situation in India.

Water problems in Urban India

‘The WASH Photo Project 2019’ aims to highlight the various problems faced by urban communities when it comes to accessing clean water like queueing up, daily quarrels and spending hours for a few buckets of water or the severe health implications of consuming dirty water. The fellowship further aims to explore the physical, economic and social repercussions due to lack of clean water.

Ashima Narain

Ashima Narain

A photographer and filmmaker, represented by National Geographic Image Collection and the former photo editor for National Geographic Traveller India. She has worked on a diverse range of subjects from documenting flamingos for Discovery Channel to driving vintage cars for Cartier.

Anita Khemka

Anita Khemka

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Danish Siddiqui

Danish is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and heads international news agency Reuters Pictures team in India. Before making his foray into photojournalism, Danish was a television correspondent with one of India’s leading news networks. As a journalist, Danish has covered several important stories in South Asia, Middle East and Europe.