The drought of 1972 is a reference point to calculate the age of Vyjayanta Ithape, 70, who gave birth to a son and had also lost her husband that year. Chincholi in Beed, Maharashtra, where she lives alone, has been relying on water tankers for the past three years, even during the monsoon.”This one is unlike any other drought in the past, we have grain to eat but no water to drink.” March 21, 2016.

I’m stoked to received an honourable mention at the Imagely Fund 2016 for my work on the drought in the Marathwada region of India. The series is part of Raiyatnama, a longer project documenting agrarian crises and rural distress in various parts of India.