TIFA 2022 Editorial / Environmental

Portugal Worse Drought In The Last 100 Years

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Omar Marques
  • Agency / Studio
    Anadolu Agency
  • Photo Date

People on a boat visit the partially flooded village Vilarinho da Furna in Portugal.The village according to locals mites dates back to the 1st century.At the end of 1960, the village had almost 300 inhabitants over 80 houses and with the construction of the dam,they all were paid in order for the Dam project to be concluded.The village was flooded but due to the consequences of climate change, the rainy season has decreased and summer temperatures have increased bringing to the water surface almost all of the village area.According to scientists 2022 is the worse drought in the last 100 years

Omar Marques is a Portuguese awarded freelance photojournalist from northwest Portugal based in Krakow, Poland. He works as a stringer for Getty Images, Anadolu Agency and collaborates with magazines on editorial and commercial assignments between Central/Eastern Europe and the Balkans. In addition to providing news coverage around Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, he works on personal long-term projects. Omar’s photographs have been published in The Times, The New York Times, Stern Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Paris Match among many others.