On The Shore of a Vanishing Island

Korean photographer Dae Sung Lee, documented the inhabitants of Ghoramara, an island located in the delta region of Western Bengal, in his series “On The Shore of a Vanishing Island” to raise awareness about the effects of global warming. The island has lost over 50% of its terrain and the majority of its inhabitants because of water erosion from climate change.  Those who remain live a frugal life surviving off the remaining land.

“I could see the traces of a heritage vanishing by the rising tides. Exposed roots of plants destroyed by the erosion serve to illustrate the absence of foundation in the lives of these people. The sea is swallowing up their past while their future remains unknown.”

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