Publicado el 28 de agosto del 2012 | ~

Young Welder, Bombay, India.1994

Goggles and scarf shield this worker from the choking dust and smoke of the ship breaking yard. Old ships are brought from all over the world to be cut up for scrap metal.

From the tangle of deconstruction in the shipbreaking yard of Bombay, a young welder stepped forward in 1994 to engage the camera. His eyes, redoubled by the goggles on his forehead, draws our gaze away from the shipâ??s empty hold and we wonder about this young man, whose face we cannot read fully, whose head is protected only by the cloth that covers his mouth. The promise of our gaze meeting, through a photograph, the look of another across time and vastly different spaces is one of the signature strengths of McCurryâ??s art.

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