Kiribati chapter of Warm Waters project is featured in November issue of the Russian travel magazine Vokrug Sveta
Warm Waters featured on CNN Connect the World segment “Parting Shots”.
Today, refugees aren’t just fleeing war. They’re fleeing climate change too.
Happy to announce that “Warm Waters” was selected as an Environment category winner of the Portuguese Photojournalism Award ‘Estação Imagem’ 2016
Happy to see my Instagram account @Lens_Pacific featured on Instagram blog
The wake of any natural disaster is calm, Vlad Sokhin (@lens_pacific) says, but photographing from the center of one feels unpredictable. Originally drawn to the Pacific to document the prevalence of violence against women in Papua New Guinea, the Portuguese photographer now focuses almost exclusively on environmental issues in Oceania. “I see how people move further inland, because the sea claims more and more territories from their tiny and very fragile atolls,” Vlad says. “I see how global warming causes rising temperatures and how this disrupts the fishery industry and affects the communities that heavily rely on it.” One of Vlad’s goals is to photograph king tides, the highest tide of the year, in Kiribati: “I just keep coming back to these countries, trying to document all the aspects of climate change and its effects on the people who live there and always have my fingers crossed,” he explains.
To see more of Vlad’s documentary photography, follow @lens_pacific on Instagram
“Two Faces of the Thunder Dragon” published in Newsweek Japan, issue from 25 October 2015
Images from ‘Warm Waters’ exhibited with other photos of Panos photographers at the 8×8 Photo Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Panos Pictures supported the festival to develop a photo exhibition to raise awareness of global issues among university students in Ireland.
Another of my photograph (this time from devastated by earthquake Nepal) made it’s way to the urban walls as part of Dysturb project. This time it’s in Paris. Thanks to Benjamin Girette and his amazing team!
Address: 17 Avenue Jean Aicard, Paris
More info www.dysturb.com