Poison in the haze: documenting life under Ahvaz's oppressive orange skies
Ahvaz, in western Iran, is one of the world's most polluted cities. Mohamad Madadi has made it a mission to photograph his home town's environmental crisisPhotographs by Mohamad Madadi in Ahvaz and words by Finn BlythHe vividly remembers the first dust cloud he was engulfed in. "The entire sky turned red. My throat started burning like hell. I couldn't see because of the tears in my eyes. I was shocked, speechless, totally not understanding what just happened," said Mohamad Madadi.He was then just a child in his school playground but the choking smog clouds have only worsened in Ahvaz, in Iran's western province of Khuzestan, his home -and one of the world's most polluted cities.Cars travel along a road through a thick haze in Ahvaz, consistently ranked as one of the world's worst cities for air pollution Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2023/jan/06/poison-in-the-haze-documenting-life-under-ahvazs-oppressive-orange-skies-acc
Zdroj: The Guardian
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