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Senegal: A Case Study for the Global Threat of Climate Change

In March, Greta Rybus spent a month working on a photo series in Saint-Louis, which is called Ndar in the Wolof language. It's about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Senegal's capital, Dakar. Her photo series focuses on the effects of climate change on two communities: the coastal community of fishermen and the inland community of herders and farmers.

It was at dawn one morning when Rybus said she really realized the extent to which environmental conditions impact these communities. That day, Rybus woke up with the intent of simply photographing the fishermen as they prepared their boats. That never happened.

Jeff Attaway


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