This photo series by Danish award-winning freelance photojournalist & documentary filmmaker Anders Birch documents the impacts of sea-level rise and flooding in Bangladesh. This series was chosen because it focuses on the human story of this climate impact. It consistently uses a human subject to provide scale and draw the audience into the story. For example, the image of a woman cooking in her flooded house drives home the real cost of climate change for individuals and communities in a clear way.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Jharna stands on the remains of her old house. Everything is gone because of the cyclone, so now she uses what's left of the house to dry palm leaves she uses for a fire to cook by.