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“The local weather change story I wish to inform is in regards to 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 2.5 million folks. It’s additionally Jashim’s hometown.
For the previous eight years, Jashim has been documenting the flooding round Chittagong and different coastal areas of Bangladesh. The topics of his images are his household, his neighbors and the folks vastly affected by the floods. He’s documenting what’s round him not solely as a photojournalist, but in addition as a sufferer.
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 prompted and assist folks perceive how local weather change is really impacting our group.”
In almost a decade, Jashim has by no means skilled the type of flooding he sees now. “My house and my household’s house get flooded often,” he says. “The outlets get shut down. Individuals can’t do their jobs. Youngsters can’t go to highschool. And a few have determined to depart their houses altogether and transfer elsewhere.”
The photographs converse volumes. There may be 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’ll 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 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 shouldn’t be taking place, these photographs will show you unsuitable. Simply look.”
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