- Year: 2007
- Place: Haiti, Pakistan, Australia, Thailand, Nigeria, Germany, Philippines, UK, India, Brazil, Bangladesh, USA
- Land: Nigeria (9.6000359,7.9999721) exempl.
- Category: Participation/ Social issues/ Politics and Water/ Body of water
- Artist: Mendel, Gideon
Land of Birth: South Africa
The photographic series SUBMERGED PORTRAITS is one part of Mendel’s Drowning World project, which “explores the personal impact of climate change within a global context” (Mendel). People from a number of different flood zones around the world are portrayed in their damaged homes.
“In these dystopian and disconcertingly abnormal environments, I try to make the moment when I press the shutter calm and connected as I engage with my subjects. My intent is for their gaze to challenge the viewer and be part of a shared portrait of humanity in crisis in the face of natural disorder – a disorder that humankind has played a role in precipitating.” (Gideon Mendel)