"Contours of Conflict" is a work that delves into the intricate relationship between the relentless march of urbanization and the enduring essence of the natural world. Through a series of still images, this work seeks to provoke contemplation on the evolving landscapes shaped by human intervention and the lingering resilience of nature.
The work invites viewers to immerse themselves in the outskirts of a bustling Bhubaneswar city, where the boundaries between urban and rural blur. The images reveal the diverse tapestry of lives lived on the fringes, amidst landscapes in flux. Against the backdrop of river banks to the confines of wooded areas, the project captures the transformative impact of human interventions and encroaching urbanization on the landscapes. Amidst this evolution, remnants of nature, serve as poignant reminders of the ecosystem's fading presence.
Throughout the project, the lens also captures the intimate moments of local communities, revealing their search for solace and exhibiting unwavering patience in navigating these changing environments. These glimpses of humanity accentuate the intricate balance between the pursuit of urban comforts and the intrinsic connection to the natural world.
"Contours of Conflict" prompts deep reflection on the consequences of unchecked urbanization and emphasizes the urgent need to preserve our natural heritage. Through the power of visual storytelling, the project challenges us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment and consider sustainable approaches that allow for the harmonious coexistence of urban development and the preservation of nature's contours.