Bhopal Medical Appeal Instagram Takeover by Spencer Wynn

Over June and July, 2016, Canadian photographer Spencer Wynn took control of the Bhopal Medical Appeal Instagram feed with a daily picture post over 51 days. Each image was accompanied by a telling caption and juxtaposed with a small portrait photo.

A story teller at heart, Spencer’s career has taken him to extremes. Using his skills as a visual journalist, designer and photographer, Wynn has lived the stories he tells saying, “ One can only truly tell a story of a people or culture if you have lived with the people or in the culture”. His two-year documentary work on the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster in India is one such example. Every day was spent with the survivors eating with them, sitting with them as they break down into tears, and even living in the slums with them – all to appreciate the essence of the story.

Spencer will shortly be taking over our feed once again so do keep an eye on Instagram at: bhopalmedicalappeal

The complete set of images from the first takeover can now all be viewed together on our Flickr page: CLICK


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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.