Mohammad Rakibul Hasan: The Blue Fig no.3, 2022

£90£120

From The Blue Fig
Runner Up

12×10 inch
Darkroom c-type print
Time-limited edition
[Available until 1 January 2024]
Accompanied a signed certificate of authenticity from the gallery and by signed artist label.

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Description

OD Photo Prize 2023 | Runner Up

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan [b. 1977] is a documentary photographer, filmmaker, journalist, visual artist, and art educator based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His work explores a wide range of human rights, social development, political, environmental, and spiritual themes.


Artist Statement | “Global warming seems to have a disproportionate impact on certain countries compared to others. The immediate aftermath is increased incidents of natural disasters like storm surges and floods, while sea-level rise is slow yet inevitable. 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 unwitting victims of climate change directly due to global warming. Bangladesh is a developing country that consumes far fewer products than most Western countries. In a study, the Journal of Industrial Ecology showed the stuff we consume — from food to knick-knacks — is responsible for up to 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and between 50 and 80 percent of total land, material, and water use. The Sundarbans forest, located in the coastal belt of Bangladesh, is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country to the impacts of climate change. The forest spans over 10,000 square kilometers and is home to various plant and animal species, including the Bengal tiger. However, the forest also faces many threats due to climate change, including rising sea levels and increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Sea level rise is one of the most significant threats to the Sundarbans forest. Due to sea level rise, the Sundarbans forest faces other threats due to climate change. Climate change has led to a growing number of people migrating from these areas, searching for better opportunities and escaping the impacts of climate change. Most climate migrants from coastal belt areas of Bangladesh are moving to urban areas, such as the capital city of Dhaka and other major cities. These migrants often seek better job opportunities and access to services and support. However, many migrants face challenges in their new locations, such as a lack of affordable housing, discrimination, and limited access to services and support. The future is uncertain for those still living in coastal areas of Bangladesh and fighting the climate crisis. — Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

IMAGE DESCRIPTION | Women in developing countries like Bangladesh mostly live in poverty amid the constant threat of natural disasters. These are making them more vulnerable, affecting their livelihoods and security. In general, women are responsible for household work. The impact of climate change around coastline areas of Bangladesh has made women more prone to poverty. They now have limited resources from nature and forests, as some parts belong to the Sundarbans and other driver-oriented places. The effect of climate change deals with the environment and pushes its impact indirectly on people, especially women, and children, who make up the bulk of the victims. In Bangladesh, malnutrition, pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, and polio are the main reasons for child mortality.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 35 × 25 × 4 cm
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