Sinking Sundarbans
August 18, 2020: A girl, standing before her tea shop, which is completely ruined by seawater in Namkhana Island. The Indo-Bangladesh region popular as the World Heritage site, the Sundarbans is known for its exquisite forest resources. Thus, the locals depend on forest resources for income. However, over the last few years, global warming has become a rising concern. Owing to the indiscriminate cutting down of trees for commercial and domestic use has created an imbalance on the deltaic islands. The land has become weak and a frequent victim of natural disasters. Storms, heavy rainfall, and flood wrecks havoc here. Approximately 3.14 mm rise in sea levels every year has taken several islands under the sea. Increased soil erosion, loss of soil quality resulting in minimized crop yield have made situations worse.

Supratim Bhattacharjee - Kolkata, India

Print Size: 900x600 mm
Frame Size: 1130x830 mm
Paper Type: Let Curator Decide
Frame Colour: White
Exhibit: POS AX 136 15

 

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Sinking Sundarbans
غرق السونداربانس
Archival Giclee Digital Print


August 18, 2020: A girl, standing before her tea shop, which is completely ruined by seawater in Namkhana Island. The Indo-Bangladesh region popular as the World Heritage site, the Sundarbans is known for its exquisite forest resources. Thus, the locals depend on forest resources for income. However, over the last few years, global warming has become a rising concern. Owing to the indiscriminate cutting down of trees for commercial and domestic use has created an imbalance on the deltaic islands. The land has become weak and a frequent victim of natural disasters. Storms, heavy rainfall, and flood wrecks havoc here. Approximately 3.14 mm rise in sea levels every year has taken several islands under the sea. Increased soil erosion, loss of soil quality resulting in minimized crop yield have made situations worse.

18 أغسطس 2020. فتاةٌ تقف أمام مقهاها لبيع الشاي المدمّر بالكامل نتيجة فيضان مياه البحر في جزيرة نامخانا. تُعرف منطقة سونداربانس الهندية البنجلادشية بكونها من المواقع المُدرجة على لائحة اليونسكو للتراث العالمي، إذ تزخر بموارد الغابات المذهلة. بالتالي، يعتمد السكان المحليون على هذه الموارد لتأمين دخلهم. إلا أنّ الاحتباس الحراري أصبح مشكلةً مُتفاقمة على مرّ السنين الفائتة. وبسبب القطع الجائر للأشجار لأغراضٍ تجارية ومنزلية، اختلّ التوازن على جُزر الدلتا هذه. فأصبحت الأرض ضعيفة وضحيّة مستمرة للكوارث الطبيعية. تؤدي العواصف والأمطار الغزيرة والفيضانات إلى دمارٍ كبير. ويرتفعُ مستوى البحر بمعدل 3.14 ملم تقريباً كل سنة، فتغمر المياه جزراً عديدة. كما أنّ ازدياد تآكل التربة وتراجع جودتها يؤدي إلى انخفاض غلّة المحاصيل، ما يزيد من حدّة المشكلة.

Photographer:
Supratim Bhattacharjee - Kolkata, India
سوبراتيم بهاتاشارجي - كولكاتا، الهند


Print Size: 900x600 mm

Frame Size: 1130x830 mm

Exhibit: POS AX 136 15

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Printed on Epson SC P20000 with PrecisionCore™ Micro TFP Printhead