© Max Vadukul – Taxi driver lunch vs. zero emission man (2019)

Born in Nairobi, but now based in New York City, British photographer Max Vadukul (1961) has made a name for himself with his black and white art reportage photography. Currently on at Fondazione Sozzani in Milan is the lensman’s solo exhibition The Witness, Climate Change which focuses entirely on the environment and the effects of climate change. Between 2018 and 2020, Vadukul wandered extensively around Mumbai and other Indian mega cities to document some of the most polluted urban areas, and he has done it in a bold, uncensored way that reveals the extent of ecological devastation. Interestingly, each of the photographs includes a large metallic sphere which, according to the photographer, represents a cosmic observer, a witness of mankind’s devastating impact on the environment and the effects of climate change. The exhibition features twenty large-format images (on through Jan 8).

Fondazione Sozzani
Via Enrico Tazzoli 3 (Porta Garibaldi)
20154 Milan
Telephone: +39 02 29004177
Thu-Sun 11am-7.30pm

© Max Vadukul – Pollution on Mahim Beach (2018), Concrete construction in Bandra Kurla (2019) and Landfill in Gorai (2018)