‘Disappearing Lands’ sets out to capture the ‘human face’ of climate change. The delicate balance that has for many centuries existed in the Sundarbans between land, air, and sea, is today under threat, and in certain areas, the effects have been disastrous.
The arrest of the photographer, Arya Jafari, was reported by BBC Persian, a news service staffed by Iranian expatriates that is officially banned inside Iran but still widely seen there.
A flurry of bombs rain from the sky onto the hill. The sound is deafening and the hill is obscured by clouds of black smoke. The jihadists respond by firing heavy weapons. We don’t know who they are targeting but it’s too risky to remain perched on the roof, so we leave our vantage point and go indoors.
On the way home, photographers should expect to face three levels of screening: in the hot zone, in a transit country, and in their home country. I just returned from a week-long trip to Liberia where I saw everything from an Ebola vomit-stained mattress being dragged out of an Ebola ward to bodies being hauled out of someone’s home. It was challenging, but not quite as challenging as trying to leave the country.
Harry Callahan taught us to find all that you care about and care about it very deeply, said Jim Dow. “That is a luxury these days but that is one of the most important things that we can do