One shot – one tragedy: the best photos from Environmental Photographer contest 2015
The Earth did not even expect what we would make out of it!
At the end of June in London will host an exhibition of environmental photo contest Ciwem Atkins Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2015. The jury has selected 111 out of 10,000 images submitted for the contest. Bubr publishes short list of the best works on environmental problems on our planet. You can easily observe pain in each shot!
The contest is held since 2007. The list of the best works this year has got rather more frames from the regions affected by natural or man-made disasters.
Sandstorm suddenly covered the part of Kuwait in March 25, 2011. Kuueyt International Airport was closed, and the visibility dropped to less than 500 meters. According to some sources, in some areas, visibility has disappeared completely.
The photographers Carlos Aesta and Guillaume Bresson invited former residents of Fukushima Prefecture to go along with them in the exclusion zone and visit the familiar but rather hostile place. Photographers asked people to behave as if nothing had happened. By coincidence, the inscription on a showcase in Japanese means "fresh products", even though they are here for a few years.
The beauty salon. Lagos, Nigeria, 2014. Women in purple dresses standing in the doorway of one of the few beauty salons on stilts in the Makoko slum, Nigeria. On Sunday, when the women of the local community are going to church, this salon becomes overcrowded.
Plastic bags have become part of the landscape on the plateau of the Altiplano in Bolivia. Accumulation of plastic in the environment leads to soil degradation and death of wild and domestic animals. The world consumes about one million plastic bags per minute.
Lewis melting glacier on the Kenya Mount. Fire line represents the place where the ice edge was in 1987. Since then the glacier has retreated by 120 meters.
Deserted village Jama in the Western Romanian Mountains in Romania, in 2014. About 400 families were evacuated from the village, the site of which was later created toxic waste storage facility at the mine for the copper extraction. Now the village resembles of a few mud-stained houses and a chapel.
The hairdresser’s in Konya village, Turkey, in 2011. Konya is known in the world as economically developed a lively university town. However, this picture tells us a different story.
The miners descend into the crater of Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia, searching for pieces of sulfur, referred to herein as the "Golden Devil." In the photo you can see a 27-year-old miner, who has been looking for sulfur for 10 years, simultaneously inhaling toxic sulfur dioxide gas.
The photographer’s Jack Boshera remark: "I took this picture on a street in Singapore, which locates a lot of bars and restaurants. All of them are equipped with air conditioning, despite the fact that their doors and windows stay open. I think this is a waste of electricity and unnecessary damage to the environment."
Perervinsky Nicholas Monastery and Church of the Iberian Mother of God shrouded in mist in the Southern administrative district in Moscow.
Collecting crabs in Satkhira, Bangladesh, 2014. This man owns a huge part of land that could be successfully processed. The cyclone 'Aila' struck in May 2009, on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The land was flooded and became unsuitable for growing crops because of high salt content. Now, this man collects crabs and sells them in the market to make his family’s living.
Family watches TV waiting for the water come down in Chittagong, Bangladesh. In the last few years the sea level has risen considerably, and the tidal wave began to flood coastal dwellings.
Holi is a Hindu festival of colors, famous for the victory of good over evil. The photographer Arnab Adak captured dust cloud during the celebration of Holi in India. The colors drone contains harmful substances that can cause skin diseases, asthma, and even temporary blindness. Mathura, India, 2014.
Fishermen check nets in Vietnam, 2014. Marine industry is one of the strongest sectors of the Vietnamese economy. It is expected that by 2020 it will account for GDP 53-55%.