Nyani Quarmyne joint winner at Rencontres de Bamako

Shoot the Earth photojournalist Nyani Quarmyne based in Ghana has just become joint winner of the European Union prize for the best press/ reportage photography at Rencontres de Bamako. This week his work is being exhibited
at Paris Photo.


Coastal and riverine erosion are not new phenomena on the Ghana coast. However, the pace of change has accelerated drastically in recent years, sweeping away homes and livelihoods and, according to some experts, foreshadowing the fate of many of West Africa’s coastal capitals as sea levels continue to rise. In many communities in the vicinity of the Volta River estuary where these photographs were taken, residents literally have nowhere to go,
finding themselves trapped between lagoons or private land and the oncoming sea.

Nyani Quarmyne (Ghana)
Climate Change, 2010-2011

If you would like to commission him please contact Katherine Miles at Shoot the Earth.

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