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Bronze 2021 Book / Documentary

Three Stories Above

  • Photographer
    Sudeep Mehta
  • Agency / Studio
    Worldwide Photoworks Pvt Ltd
  • Prize
    Bronze in Book / Documentary

It was a usual Sunday evening, until our PM Narendra Modi, implemented an immediate nationwide lockdown to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19. Overnight, the entire population of 1.38 billion was confined to their homes, and my life was curbed to my building in Mumbai. This series was shot from a vantage point; the rooftops of my apartment complex. Spending 28 years of my life living in the same place, I barely noticed what was around me. The lockdown forced me to develop this vision and shoot a variety of stories from three storeys above the startling calm of my usually hustling city.