Bangladesh, along the river
Project info

Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. In September 1998, there was the most severe flooding with two-thirds of the country going under water. Last year people lived beside the river in makeshift shacks; now where their homes once stood there is only water. This year the river will swallow another 1,300 hectares forcing people out of their homes to end up in slums in the capital. Over the centuries the people of Bangladesh have learned to live with the shifting course of the river, and with its immense flow adjusting their lifestyle in order to prepare for the worst. These photos are the documentation of people life along the river.
--Maria Fiani
Photo project curator: Mavi Caracuta