Anshu Gupta

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Gujarat Earthquake


Two men are sitting on the rubble of what used to be their home, in the aftermath of the Gujarat Earthquake of 2001.

The devastation caused by the earthquake was extremely severe and it also led to large scale unemployment. Employment in salt, ceramic, and small-scale industries were worst affected and nearly 5 lakh people became unemployed*.

This represents the human capability to cope with things but also, when you’ve faced a disaster and destruction on such a large scale, you accept it as your new reality. You begin to live your life around it. What’s special about this photo is that if you change the background and place them in any other setting, it will look like any two people, deep in conversation.

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