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Ebbing away of identity with the tides

I witnessed the ravages of climate change early on, as a child growing up in Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. Due to recurring floods in the early 1990s, my family and I had to move to Kolkata. I realised then that climate change does not just affect landscape and property, but it has direct consequences on our own lives and relationships—it is a definitive aspect of our lives. Since 2017, I have been exploring the ramifications of climate change in the Sundarbans region of India and the resilience of its inhabitants. The villagers might be unaware of the term “sea level rise”, but their lives are testament to it. My images are made in collaboration with the locals based on oral storytelling and their collective knowledge. A way to preserve their unrecorded stories before they disappear with the shrinking islands.
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