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The 'Accusing Glance' of Flood Victims

Apr 29, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by Harbers Studios

The photographer Gideon Mendel has traveled to nine floods in eight countries since 2007 as a part of a project called “Drowning World.” He uses a Rolleiflex that’s over 50 years old to capture portraits of people in flooded surroundings to draw attention to the the effects of climate change. “Some are kind of chilling and scary in their beauty,” he says of the images he’s captured. “I’m searching for a kind of expression and gaze from my subjections...sometimes it’s anger, resignation, shock, sadness, but it’s never vacant.” This short film on Mendel’s work was produced by Harbers Studios and Run Riot Films.
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