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19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA
Living on the edge
by Ismail Ferdous

Project Statement:

Monpura Island, located in the southern part of Bangladesh, is one of the most vulnerable islands to climate change. Every year this land shrinks because of heavy river erosion and flooding. People move from place to place as the river drastically eats up the land, causing these people to become climate refugees. Monpura Island lies between Meghna River and the Bay of Bengal.

Artist Bio:

Ismail Ferdous is a National Geographic photographer from Dhaka, currently based in New York City, and working around the world on people’s stories. He is an independent nonfiction visual storyteller, whose work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, Stern Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and many other major publications.