The global award in photography and sustainability

Brent Stirton
Burns Capital Of The World

Plastic surgeon to the poor, Dr Subodh Singh examines 13 year old Kumkum as he works out how to perform life altering surgery on her. A year ago, he unlocked her hands and now will work on her face and body. Its a tremendously painful process but Kumi desperately wants the surgery. Burns are a huge stigma in India and would prevent Kumkum from a chance at a more normal life without this free service for the poor.

Series: Burns Capital Of The World, 2013