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Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime

Magnum photographer Raghu Rai documents the on-going tragedy following the explosion in 1984 of the Union Carbide's pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal

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Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Hasan Ali, 70 years old, is a victim of the gas disaster. He suffers from multiple disorders. His seven grown-up daughters say that their education and marriages have suffered heavily from their fa (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Foetuses which were aborted by pregnant women while escaping from the gas, were preserved by Dr. Satpathy, a forensic expert at the State Government's Hamida Hospital, to establish the exact cause (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Mohammad Rehan, 18 years old, was one years old when he was exposed to the toxic gas.Since then he has undergone two heart surgeries and doctors say his lungs are severely damaged. Bhopal, India (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Muhammed Aziz returns to the cemetery where 4.000 people were buried in the first days of the 1984 disaster. Bhopal, India. 2002. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Skulls discarded after research at the Hamida Hospital. Medical experts believe that the toxic gas inhaled by the people of Bhopal may have affected the brain. Bhopal, India. 2001. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime These women have all lost their husbands in the Bhopal tragedy. They now live in one-room tenements in a separate widows' colony in the outskirts of the city, built by the state government. Bhopal, (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime A man carries the body of his dead wife past the deserted Union Carbide Factory, the source of the toxic gas that killed her the night before. Bhopal, India. 1984. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Nanko, now 76 years old, was independent and able to provide for his family. Since the disaster he has become a beggar. Bhopal, India. 2001. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Mohammed Arif has pulmonary fibrosis due to the toxic gas, a condition that can only be cured by replacing the lungs. Bhopal, India. 2002. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime This elderly woman was badly injured when exposed to the poisonous gas. Everyone else in her family died. Bhopal, India. 1984. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Masked protesters gather at a statue in front of the Union Carbide factory to demand that they release research made on the effects of the toxic gas in order to better treat human damages. Bhopal, (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Jamela Bi and Shahejahan work in a stationery centre run for gas victims run by the state government. Neither is married. "No one wants to marry a sick gas-victim girl" says Aliya Bi. Bhopal, India (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Mohammad Khan in the cemetery where his son, who was exposed to the gas, is buried.

He is a daily visitor. Bhopal, India. 2001. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Rubeda Banu with her three sons. At the moment of the disaster the two older boys were a week and 18 months old. The youngest was born one year after the disaster. They are all less than five feet (...)
Raghu Rai | Exposure: Portrait Of A Corporate Crime Swaraj Puri was the Superintendent of police in Bhopal the night of the disaster, one of the very few seniors officers that did not flee to safety. Bhopal, India. 2002. © Raghu Rai | Magnum Photos