Getty Images Climate Visuals photography grant winners

Getty Images Climate Visuals photography grant winners
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Getty Images Climate Visuals photography grant winners Both reveal restrained emotion and a surreal sense of place. Kimberly Corbin during a break at Ewell school on Smith Island in Maryland. The school, located on the last inhabited island in the Chesapeake Bay, has nine students. Getty Images Climate Visuals photography grant winners Narratives from 144 grant applicants in more than 40 countries provided a unique insight into the reality of climate change.

About 2.4 billion people live within 100km of coastline and almost two-thirds of cities of 5 million or more are in areas at risk of rising sea levels

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The winning photographers, Aji Styawan and Greg Kahn, on opposite sides of the world, captured the stories of the impact of rising sea levels in Indonesia and the US and the resilience with which communities have responded.

Padmini and her granddaughter Anisa have their Ramadan evening meal in their flooded home in Demak.
Their local knowledge, individual photographic style, and cultural sensitivity shone through to the grant judges. About 2.4 billion people live within 100km of coastline and almost two-thirds of cities of 5 million or more are in areas at risk of rising sea levels


The landscape, communities, political structures, religions and people these photographers work with are diverse. Their proposals and photography work impressed the jury and embraced the Climate Visuals seven principles for impactful photography.

Drowning Land by Aji Styawanak is on the northern coast of Central Java, about 300 miles east of Jakarta. More than 500 households have been displaced in the past 20 years.

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