The People Behind a Cup of Tea | Personal project | July 2015
Holding a cup of steaming hot tea is to be connected to the many hands that picked, processed, and packaged the delicate tea leaves. In Sri Lanka, the Ceylon tea industry produces nearly 20 percent of all global tea exports. However, this has been critiqued for perpetuating historical inequalities amongst tea pluckers and plantation families. These images offer a glimpse into the lives and livelihoods of Sri Lanka's tea workers.