2018 / Editorial / Environmental

Sinking Sundarbans

  • Photographer
    Supratim Bhattacharjee
  • Agency / Studio

The southern part of Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta, shared by India and Bangladesh, has been covered with the biggest mangrove forest in the world which contains 108 swampy islands too. Global warming, these days, is the prime threats to the coastal regions, which results in a rise in sea level. In case of Sundarbans, the rate of this rising sea level is 3.14mm per year. The effects of global warming are resulting in devastating floods, intense storms, and torrential rains. It is predicted that by 2020, 25% of human residence in Sundarbans will be devastated by seawater.

I was born and brought up at Baruipur, which is a small township near Kolkata in West Bengal, India. Since September, 2013 I have been working as a full-time documentary photographer. Right now I am working on 1.Sinking Sundarbans (Ongoing) 2. Sinking Nation (Ongoing) 4. The Curse Of Coal (Ongoing). To work on this project, I have traveled through different parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Soon my work will expand to all the SAARC countries. I will represent the gruesome realities of human life in the South Asian Countries with utmost honesty, maintaining the dignity of the human race.