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Daesung Lee

daesung-lee01On the Shore of a Vanishing Island
South Korea   www.indiphoto.net

Situated on the edge of the Ganges delta in the Gulf of Bengal, the small Island of Ghoramara is under threat. Since the 1960s rising sea levels brought on by global warming have gradually eroded its shoreline; more than half its land area has been lost and two-thirds of its people have had to leave. The farmers and fishermen who have stayed on are entirely dependent on the island’s resources. According to recent studies, Ghoramara will be totally submerged twenty-five years from now.

Born in Busan, South Korea, in 1975, Daesung Lee lives and works in Paris. After graduating in Photography from Seoul, he initially worked as a commercial photographer. His work analyses the impact of globalisation on humans and nature and, since 2010, he has been developing a conceptual approach to enables him to experiment with the photographic medium and transmit his view of the world. He has published in numerous media including the CNN, Le Monde, Geo Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker and La Republica. He was one of winners in the Sony World Photography Awards in 2013 and 2015.

[ Part of the 2016 Guest Curator Showcase: ‘We Alter Nature‘ presented by Claudia Hinterseer ]