Photographer Gideon Mendel’s photo series “Drowning World” is a severe warning that while many people remain to debate the presence of climate change, some people are already feeling the real effects of it.
“Drowning World is a visual attempt to catch the significance of climate change through portraits of flood survivors taken in deep floodwaters, within the remains of their homes, or in submerged landscapes, in the stillness of once lively environments,” addresses the author’s website. “Keeping their composure, the photographed subjects pause in front of Mendel’s camera, casting an unsettling yet engaging gaze.“
The photographer has been on a journey to showcase the destructive effects of climate change for almost a decade now: “The project started in 2007. Since then, I have endeavored to visit flood zones around the world, traveling to Haiti, Pakistan, Australia, Thailand, Nigeria, Germany, Philippines, UK, India, Brazil, Bangladesh and the USA,” states Gideon.
via Gideon Mendel