About the series: Jadugoda: The Nuclear Graveyard:
By 2032, India hopes to generate 63 gigawatts of nuclear power that would remove its dependence for energy and put it on the path to progress. But progress, they say, comes at a price. The photo essay documents this dark legacy of Jadugoda, the horrifying expense of unchecked progress through the eyes of its people. Jadugoda, once a place of scenic beauty is now a man-made hell. Left to fend for themselves, the people of Jadugoda are being sacrificed at the altar of development.
About the Photographer: Chinky Shukla, b 1985, India, is a Delhi based independent photojournalist. Her intention is to use the power of photographs to communicate complex issues and help generate positive societal change. The majority of her photo projects are extended essays, using photograph’s inherent strength to engage and inform the viewer, in ways that words alone seldom can.