Sandranathan Rubatheesan, participant of the Humanity & Earth photo project used the seed grant he received to explore the relationship between humans and nature and how the environment is heavily affected by the increasing demand of human needs. Therefore he revisited among other places Kalpitiya and the Noraichcholai power plant. He met the local farmers the group had encountered during last year’s workshop to inquire and photograph the current state of environmental pollut...ion. He also studied and photographed the difficulties Kalpitiya's fishermen are facing due to illegal fishing activities. The photo material he took during his field trips across the island was discussed in detail at the master class that took place last week. This is what Sandranathan Rubatheesan says about his work:
"No other beings on Earth other than humans caused such a devastating destruction to our natural habitat in the name of development in recent history. Humans, like other beings depend on Earth for daily survival but they dig their own grave slowly but steadily by disturbing natural habitat equilibrium. At last they would become the ultimate dust- buried in the sand or mixed in water/air."