Photo Essay

Down the Ganges

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

During a 33-day documentary shoot for our film Elemental, we traveled with Rajendra Singh on a pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Here are some snapshots of the journey from the glacial source in the Himalayas to where it meets the sea in the Bay of Bengal. All images taken by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee on an iPhone using Hipstamatic.

More to Explore

Photo Essay
The Geography of Poverty

Learn about poverty throughout California’s Central Valley with images, geolocation, and poverty data.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Essay
The Skeleton of the Isle de Jean Charles

Learn about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast that is literally losing ground due to climate change.

Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Essay
Monks and Nuns
Dharamsala and the surrounding hill stations are home to many Tibetan monks and nuns, some whom are reincarnated exiled lamas who made the difficult crossing from …
Create your library

Sign up or log in to save your favorite stories and lessons, create custom collections, and share with others.

Watch Anytime, Anywhere

Watch our films on your phone, tablet, or connected TV.