Gideon Mendel, Florence Abraham, Igbogene, 
Bayelsa State, Nigeria. November 2012
© Gideon Mendel / Drowning World
Gideon Mendel, Francisca Chagas dos Santos, Taquari District, 
Rio Branco
, Brazil. March 2015
© Gideon Mendel / Drowning World
Gideon Mendel, Victor and Hope America, Igbogene, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, November 2012
© Gideon Mendel / Drowning World

Mendel (b. 1959, Johannesburg) explores the human dimension of climate change by focusing on floods across geographical and cultural boundaries. Photographing over the last eleven years in thirteen different countries where normal life has been suddenly turned upside down by flooding, his “Drowning World” images span multiple narrative series, including portraiture and landscapes. The work evokes our shared vulnerability to global warming and questions our sense of stability in the world.

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