About the series: Koodakulam: In My Backyard is a photographic series taken in the midst of the local uprising against the Indian and Russian governments for construction of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP). Since the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan, the people have been protesting for over 650 days. Though these protests have been non-violent in nature, they have been repeatedly subject to violence by government forces. Today, the Koodankulam protests support the cause for debate of the presence of nuclear power in India, and also questions the very foundation on which India was built.
About the Photographer: Amirtharaj Stephen, b 1984, India, is a Tamil photographer based in Bangalore, India.