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Terra Cognita - Untamed
The Sundarbans, the largest mangrove swamps in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are under threat from rising sea levels. Sumit Dayal photographed the inhabitants of this area, who are being forced to move inland because their islands are being swallowed by the water. Four islands have disappeared into the sea in the last quarter century, leaving 6000 families homeless. Other islands, including Sagar, the largest island, are rapidly seeing their size decrease.
Sumit Dayal (India, 1981) was born in Kashmir, grew up in Nepal, and graduated from the University of Delhi. In 2006 he successfully completed the course in Documentary & Photo Journalism at the International Center of Photography in New York. In his work he focuses on the changing landscape and disappearing cultures of South East Asia. In 2010 the American photo magazine PDN included his name on their list of 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch.
Price EUR 15,00