In the far south-west of Bangladesh, the remarkable and gripping photographs of Munem Wasif show the consequences of the global warming and of the intensive culture of prawns on his country’s ecosystem. The salinity raised and traditional agriculture is not a possibility anymore. Birds, fishes, insects; every creature that lived on this soil has been burned by the tyranny of the brackish water. That is how 6 million persons suffer from this catastrophe caused by the lack of fresh water.
Born in 1983 in Bangladesh. He is a graduate of Pathshala.
Wasif began his career in photography as a feature photographer for the Daily Star, a leading English daily in Bangladesh. His photographs have been published in numerous national and international publications including Le Monde, Himal Southasian, Asian Geographic, Photo District News, Zonezero, PDFX12 and the Daily Star.
Munem Wasif is a member of Agence VU’
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