TIFA 2022 Science / Environment

Ecological Disaster

  • Prize
    Silver in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Elli Asker
  • Photo Date

Due to the current drought, climate change, and Caspian Sea pollution, Azerbaijan's water supplies have been severely reduced. At the same time, there has never been a clearer connection between growing cattle and climate change. The upshot of farm animals' tremendous negative effects on the climate and their massive water consumption is abandoned farms, dying animals, and dried-up lakes.

I'm an awarded artist based in Sweden. I have lived and worked in Spain and the USA and combine travel with a passion for photography. I am an advocate for the positive influence which creative practice can have. My own story is one of immigration prompted by traumatic persecution in my home country and photography has been a way to cope with anxiety and the effects of PTSD. My work is strongly influencing by cinema, music and painting, reflecting the color fields of Impressionist and Expressionist artists.