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
Happy to see media giving attention to my project on climate change in the Pacific. Today “Warm Waters” was featured on Feature Shoot photography blog. Also if you feel like supporting organisations like UNICEF, ChildFund, Oxfam, Live&Learn, Greenpeace and others, that help affected Pacific communities, check their work clicking on the links in the end of the article.
Happy to share great news!
Last night web-doc Crying Meri (www.cryingmeri.com) received Prix Photo AFD Best Web Documentary 2015! Huge thanks to AFD and Nikon France for the prize, to my agencies COSMOS, PANOS and LAIF and especially to COSMOS’s director Annie Boulat for giving a speech for me the last night at the award ceremony in Paris, to Ben Chesterton and Duckrabbit, whose video is part of Crying Meri web-site, to Svetlana and David from the FotoEvidence, who published Crying Meri book (check it out on their web-site), to my assistant Harry Virtanen and all my friends who keep supporting me and my work!