The geographic totality of Mumbai is a combination of natural processes and man’s reclamative processes. The peripheral sea, the fluid line where land and water meet, is constantly fluctuating in dialogue with lunar influences. Mumbai Articles gives photographic form to this unique geography, a context of place.
Accompanying each image is a record of air pollution levels for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) on the corresponding day, as measured by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board.
Urbs Indis is an urban aerial photography studio and archival library founded by Mumbai based architect and artist Robert D Stephens (RMA Architects). Since 2007 he has been documenting urban India from 10,000 feet above sea level, in black and white as well as colour photography.
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