Arka Dutta

Evanescing Lands, Whisking Water
Location: Kolkata
Nationality: India
Biography: Arka is an independent photographer. He is based in Kolkata, India and is keen on doing documentary photography. He believes that perhaps there never has been a more important time when visual media should take the front row in serving the... MORE
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Evanescing Lands, Whisking Water
Copyright Arka Dutta 2023
Date of Work Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
Updated Nov 2019
Topics Climate Change, Documentary, Editorial, Environment, Photography, Photojournalism
The earth is getting hotter - the ice in the in the poles is melting and the water expanding. The sea level is rising. Water is increasing its territory – vulnerable lands are getting submerged, levees are getting eroded, habitats are disappearing, settlers are becoming refugees. This is happening everywhere, this is happening near my home. It is not long before this will affect me, it is not long before this will affect all.
100 km south of the city of Kolkata, India, the Mousuni Island at Gangetic delta stands quite vulnerable. It is disappearing, eroding with each passing tide. The immediate effect of sea level rise is tidal flooding and the banks of the island are getting wasted by these tidal floods – the magnitude of which is increasing with time. Homes have disappeared, lands are getting overwhelmed by the encroaching mass of water at a steady rate and people are staring at a bleak future where the probability of them becoming climate refugees looms large. The scenes at the island stand testament to the growing threat of global warming.
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