Matthew Kynaston from London, UK was in Nagpur for over 2 months working with a local NGO, Comprehensive Rural Tribal Development Programme (CRTDP). He worked with marginalised tribes and communities in some of the drought-prone zones.
He writes in his Facebook post, “As India steams ahead towards its industrialised future, there are many in these farming communities that feel as though they are being left behind. And with the effects of climate change bringing longer and hotter dry seasons, life here can be tough. These farmers fear that protection and support that has been long-promised, will not come soon enough, if at all. Suicide rates among this cross-section of the population are some of the highest anywhere on Earth. The CRTDP gave me permission to capture images and stories, to share with you.”
Matthew made sure he carried his camera around to click some of the amazing pictures on the streets of Vidarbha.
The Live Nagpur brings to you some of his finest pictures, and for more of his pictures you can definitely check his Facebook or Instagram account, where he keeps uploading the pictures.
Matthew is also a mental health advocate, who has been interviewed on Sky News and London Live about his experiences and views of toxic masculinity and mental health.
PS: He has also met Prince Harry and Prince William.