TIFA 2022 Editorial / Environmental

The Blue Fig

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Environmental
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Goh Kim Hui A strong series on the environmental issues with good tonal treatments. What a story of the people affected in Bangladesh.

  • Photographer
    Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
  • Photo Date
    2020, 2021, 2022

Bangladesh, the world's largest delta, is a direct victim of global warming. Increased natural disasters like cyclones and oceanic tidal waves affect Bangladesh's coastal area. The coastal lowlands of this country have millions who, ironically, depend on the sea for their livelihood. As rising sea levels and unusually high tidal waves encroach the lowlands of Bangladesh, the coastal areas face increased salinity. The increase of uterus cancer and infertility for both men and women around coastline areas are linked to salinity is being researched.

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Dhaka Based documentary photographer, filmmaker and visual artist. His photographic work explores the themes of human rights, social development, migration, gender violence and the environment. His images express the resilience of human spirit and strength at adversity.