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“The local weather change story I wish to inform is concerning the tidal flooding in Chittagong, a metropolis I’m deeply linked to,” says photojournalist Jashim Salam. Chittagong is the second largest metropolis in Bangladesh, with greater than 6.5 million folks. It’s additionally Jashim’s hometown.

A household watching TV in an inundated home, ready for water to recede throughout a tidal flood in Chittagong. © Jashim Salam

For the previous eight years, Jashim has been documenting the flooding round Chittagong and different coastal areas of Bangladesh. The themes of his pictures are his household, his neighbors and the folks tremendously affected by the floods. He’s documenting what’s round him not solely as a photojournalist, but in addition as a sufferer.

A lady along with her child wades by means of a flooded road in Chaktai throughout the tidal flood in Chittagong. © Jashim Salam

And the pictures are necessary. “As a documentary photographer, I’m witnessing the adjustments in my very own personal metropolis,” says Jashim.  

“Yearly, the water ranges are rising, so these photographs present the injury induced and assist folks perceive how local weather change is really impacting our group.”

A woman wading by means of water on her option to faculty throughout a tidal flood in Chaktai, Chittagong. © Jashim Salam

In practically a decade, Jashim has by no means skilled the form of flooding he sees now. “My residence and my household’s residence get flooded commonly,” he says. “The outlets get shut down. Individuals can’t do their jobs. Kids can’t go to highschool. And a few have determined to depart their houses altogether and transfer elsewhere.”

A woman named Saraf sits on a submerged automotive and appears their residence flooded by tidal surge in Chittagong. © Jashim Salam

A pupil returns from faculty in knee deep water throughout heavy tidal flood in Chittagong. © Jashim Salam

The photographs communicate volumes. There’s water in every single place and Jashim is deeply involved about his  metropolis and its future. “The rising sea degree and the altering local weather has made such an impression on that I could have to depart myself,” he says.

Jashim believes that it’s his job, and job of photographers, to doc local weather change so the world can witness what’s taking place to the planet. “By way of our photographs, we should attain as many individuals as doable to allow them to see that local weather change is actual,” he says.

Jashim additionally believes that the federal government and the worldwide group should take stronger initiatives to attenuate the impact of local weather change and take higher motion to assist save our planet.

“If anybody thinks local weather change just isn’t taking place, these photographs will show you mistaken. Simply look.”

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