For the past two years, my photographic work has focused on the development and consequences of pharmaceutical drug abuse on “users”. After I finished working on the first part, Death for 50 Rupees, I wanted to shift my focus off the street and document the life of a single person addicted to injecting pharmaceutical drugs. Phas Gaya—Being Stuck documents the life of an addict named Fakir, who’s trying to conquer his addiction and lead a normal life with his family.
Fakir, now 30 years old, has been in and out of rehabilitation centres since 2002. Back then, he was addicted to heroin. Now, he abuses pharmaceutical drugs. Here, he’s watching television while smoking a beed (November 2011).
Enrico Fabian is a German photographer based in New Delhi since 2007.
Phas Gaya—Being Stuck is part of the fifth edition of PIX—A Photography Quarterly titledFreedom. The series is part of an exhibition on till 14 June at Max Mueller Bhavan in New Delhi, and supported by Max Mueller Bhavan, the Japan Foundation and Epson.
Courtesy PIX—A Photography Quarterly
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