If you’re not tired of my tales about documenting climate change on the Tibetan Plateau, the Beijinger has an interview with me in their magazine this month about my travels for the Pulitzer Center. In this image, a Tibetan pilgrim is prostrating his way to Lhasa while a truck passes him on a nearby highway. Tradition and development seem to be heading in opposite directions.
Back in Beijing on a rainy Friday morning. After 3 weeks of travel, 8 flights, 5 cities and one or two photos, I finally have a chance to sit down and edit my work from the story ‘Jakarta-The Sinking City’. Here is a sneak peak at an image, taken of fisherman hauling bags of mussels in from Jakarta Bay. More to come soon…
Coming to the end of two solid weeks shooting in Indonesia. I know how this guy feels. Another great experience photographing here. Some sobering sights but the story of what’s happening to Jakarta is an important one to tell. Time to return to Beijing and start editing. More updates soon… 1st June 2013.
Many of Jakarta’s poorest residents live just inches above the waterline throughout the city. A local resident told us it only takes 2-3 hours of rain before flooding occurs in this community and people have to start moving to higher ground. 28th May, 2013.
“It is now only a matter of time before mangroves are totally erased from the map of Jakarta” - Jakarta Post, January 2013. A fisherman stands in one of the few remaining mangrove forests in northern Jakarta. Valued for their rich biodiversity and ability to control flooding, the mangroves have been all but eradicated in a city that desperately needs help in flood protection. Rapid development and urbanisation has led to the widespread disappearance of this valuable ecosystem. 29th May, 2013.