All photos © Mathias Braschler & Monika Fischer. Above: Peru, Juliana Pacco
In 2009, Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer traveled to sixteen countries around the world, taking photographs of and conducting interviews with people whose existence is threatened by the consequences of climate change. One of the greatest floods in the history of his region destroyed the home and business owned by Yang Gengbao and his wife in the Chinese province of Guangxi. The drying up of Lake Chad means that Abakar Maydocou Mahamat can no longer earn his livelihood as a fisherman. Margaret Aliurtuq Nickerson from western Alaska will soon have to leave her village, Newtok, since the ground is thawing, causing homes and streets to sink. Braschler and Fischer’s new book, The Human Face of Climate Change published by Hatje Cantz, will be released this Fall in the US. The project will also travel in exhibition form to the Bermuda National Gallery in Hamilton, Bermuda and Coalmine Fotogalerie in Winterthur, Switzerland.
Australia. Michael Fischer.
USA. Chris Brower.
Switzerland. Christian Kaufmann.