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Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Photographer
Mohammad Rakibul Hasan
The Blue Fig
Gomma Photography Grant 2022 Finalists

Gomma Photography Grant 2022

The Blue Fig

Photographer

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

The Blue Fig

11 Jan, 2023

Bangladesh, the world's largest delta, is a direct victim of global warming. Increased natural disasters like cyclones and oceanic tidal waves affect Bangladesh's coastal area. The coastal lowlands of this country have millions who, ironically, depend on the sea for their livelihood. Thus, Bangladesh is one of the scapegoats of climate change, a direct function of global warming. Bangladesh is a developing country that consumes fewer products than other western countries. Bangladesh's low-lying coastal areas are speculated to be submerged due to sea-level rise as the world temperature increases. The situation is worsened by immediate natural calamities like cyclones and tidal floods. As rising sea levels and unusually high tidal waves encroach the lowlands of Bangladesh, the coastal areas face increased salinity. The increase of uterus cancer and infertility for both men and women around coastline areas are linked to salinity is being researched. Fishing communities in Bangladesh report that the availability of many local species has declined with the silting up of river beds, changes in temperature, and earlier flooding. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has accelerated the climate crisis, including the social complexities among the communities across the Sundarbans.

About the photographer

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan is a Dhaka, Bangladesh-based documentary photographer, filmmaker, visual artist, and art educator. His work explores human rights, social development, politics, the environment, and spirituality. Hasan was nominated for many international awards and won hundreds of photographic competitions worldwide, including the Lucie Award, One World Media Awards, Human Rights Press Award, and Allard Prize. His photography projects have been exhibited in Photo Basel, Shanghai Photo Festival, NordArt Festival, Berlin Photo Festival, Belgrade Photo Month Festival, Indian Photo Festival, and many other galleries worldwide. He pursued a One-Year Certificate in Creative Practices at the ICP – International Center of Photography (USA). Hasan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Photography from Falmouth University and an Undergraduate Certificate in Art History and Philosophy from Oxford University (UK). He also pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism from Ateneo de Manila University (the Philippines) and graduated in Film & Video Production from UBS Film School at the University of Sydney (Australia) and received a BA (Honors) in Photography from Falmouth University (UK). Hasan works as a visual journalist for the ZUMA Press, Redux Pictures, Inter Press Service (IPS), and Thomson Reuters Foundation. He is a consultant photographer and filmmaker for the WHO, UN Women, Oxfam, Red Cross, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, ActionAid, WaterAid, and many other international non-profit organizations. The °CLAIR Galerie, Switzerland, represents his artworks. He is a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow and was a former TEDx speaker. He is a 2022 Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN) fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. Hasan is pursuing an MA in Photography at Falmouth University via distance learning.