Photographers Document Climate Change and the Environment
Sometimes, the best way to understand what’s happening on the other side of the world is to see it for yourself. Here are some of our favorite Instagrammers who focus on capturing our changing planet.
Matilde Gattoni (@matildegattoni) a Milan based photographer, recently covered the effects of climate change in West Africa. Here, she captured the Ghanaian village of Fuveme flooded due to rising sea levels. “While local governments scramble to salvage big cities and industrial complexes,” says Gattoni, “thousands of villages are being left out in the cold, pushing a thousands-year-old way of life on the brink of extinction.”
On the gradually disappearing island village of Kpogbor, Ghana, Gattoni photographed the last remaining resident. He is shown standing in front of a makeshift sea defense wall he has built in an attempt to protect what is left of his house.