This photo essay by Mike Berube portrays the physical and personal effects of contamination in our own backyard.
Mike Berube (www.mikeberube.com) born in 1986. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he is an established photographer. He initially gained recognition for his pictures in 2007 when he was commissioned to cover life in the slums in Kibera, Kenya. In 2008, the images would go on to receive recognition from World Press Photo and the Ian Parry Scholarship where his work was later exhibited at the Getty Gallery in the United Kingdom.