Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highland
High in the mountains of north-east India, the indigenous Khasi eke out a living quarrying stone for shipment to Bangladesh. Hauled from the quarry and broken into smaller sized pieces by hand, the ‘nong shain maw’ – a Khasi word meaning ‘the people who break the rock’ – are paid as little as $2 per day.
Nong Shain Maw: Stone Breakers of the East Khasi Highlands is a medium format photography exhibition by Ali MC. The exhibition documents the life for the Nong Shain Maw as ‘the people who break the rock.’
OPENING: Saturday 18 May, 4pm – 5.30pm
EXHIBITION: 18 May – 8 June
VENUE: FCAC Gabriel Gallery