The resistance of a fishing community.
The fishing hamlet with 400 families and their land is required to widen the road to facilitate movement of containers to the Chennai Port. The construction of the new Chennai Port caused sea erosion along the coast and the village moved nearly 4 km inland. This families that were also affected by tsunami in 2004 don't want to move away, they spent their entire lives in the open spaces and have a strong connexion with the sea, with the water and the nature that surround the village. They refuse to lose the NTO Kuppam village: is their home, their identity.
*This work was a commission for the Chennai Photo Biennale.