EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
A photographic rendition on climate change and communities. Of what an increasingly fickle and unpredictable climate is doing to lives and livelihoods.
Brought to you through the work of seven Media Fellows and six Contest Winners - all a part of CSE's initiative this year to record climate change impacts beyond the written word.
November 5-6, 2015
Puducherry-based photojournalist and CSE Media Fellow
Eroding. That is how Pattabi describes the lives of fisherfolk in Tuticorin and Kanyakumari. A rising and increasingly restive sea has been gnawing away at them, and experts say climate change could be triggering this assault.
Freelance photographer and CSE Media Fellow
Sunderbans. And the tale of an island curiously called K-Plot. Monica documents its saga - one of cyclone Aila, repeated floods, displacement, migration, the pain of separation from loved ones, saltwater ingress, failing livelihoods... almost all of which is linked to climate change.
Senior photojournalist, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi and CSE Media Fellow
In 2013, large swathes of India's coasts were hammered by cyclone Phailin. The frequency and stridency of such extreme weather events is steadily going up as a result of climate change. Arun was on the scene then, covering the devastation. In these images, he goes back to those coasts and their people to re-record - this time, the rebuilding.
Srinagar-based photo-journalist and CSE Media Fellow
Jammu and Kashmir has not learnt its lessons from the floods that devastated it, finds Javed Dar in his investigations on post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation. Experts say fury of the floods increased manifold because of a changing climate.
Independent visual story-teller and CSE Media Fellow
In Korba, Chhattisgarh, the air is heavy with coal dust and fly ash, and emissions add to the global warming load. An unlikely fallout has been human-animal conflicts - rampant industrialisation has uprooted elephants from their homes, and forced them into human habitations.
Photojournalist, Nav Bharat Times, Lucknow and CSE Media Fellow
Sandeep travelled to Rajasthan to gather impressions of this arid region's strange change of weather: for some years now, Barmer - in the middle of the Thar desert - has been inundated by floods. Their frequency is going up, and so is that of droughts. Experts say the conditions that cause these floods and droughts could have resulted from global warming. Despite the rains, Barmer remains thirsty.
In a world that swears by consumption, recycling and reuse is being seen as a way of mitigating the impacts of climate change. Gaganpreet works with communities that recycle plastics and other wastes and turn them into magical products.
TAMRON CONTEST WINNERS 2015
Principal photojournalist, The Times of India, Kolkata, and CSE Contest Winner
PRABIR KUMAR TALUKDAR
Guwahati-based photo journalist and CSE Contest Winner
Social development professional, photographer, and CSE Contest Winner
Official photographer for Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi and CSE Contest Winner
Freelance photojournalist and CSE Contest Winner
Photojournalist, Down To Earth, Special Mention
Drought. Unseasonal rain. Hailstorms. And seasons going haywire.... Vikas captures some moments across India.