How do you see Climate Change?

 

For environmental photographer Arati Kumar-Rao, the effects of climate change are not only visible by witnessing the demise of once plentiful resources, but they can also be seen through an escalation in violence. 

 

Harintanna, Sundarbans Forest, Bangladesh

August 24, 2014

Photo: Arati Kumar-Rao @aratikumarrao

The son of a fisherman huddles inside a boat away from the rain, awaiting the return of his father. The threatening mix of commercial overfishing, planned coal-fired power plants and climate change are stripping them of their traditional livelihood, forcing a migration to cities for unreliable daily wage work.

The Sundarbans, which straddles the border between India and Bangladesh, is the largest unbroken strand of mangroves in the world and the first line of defense against rising sea levels.

 

In this video, Arati explains the story behind her image of a fisherman's son, and the precarious nature of being an artisanal fisherman in the Sundarbans.

 

Arati Kumar-Rao's photograph was pasted among the #reframeclimate operation conducted in Charlottesville, Virginia where #Dysturb teamed up with the Magnum Foundation and Instagram.

Installed in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Photo: Benjamin Petit @bendophoto

 


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