Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Sundarbans

The plight of people whose lives have already been devastated by climate change has received surprisingly little attention. Fortunately, photojournalist Peter Caton’s new exhibition of photographs from the Sundarbans region in India helps to redress this.

Although the people of the Sundarbans are isolated and poor, they are well aware of the causes of global warming. They feel angry with the international community for having to suffer the consequences of a man-made catastrophe for which, with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world, they are blameless. Caton’s new exhibition vividly underscores not only the suffering caused by global warming, but the deep unfairness of it.

The exhibition opens on 13th of January
and runs until the 25th at the Oxo Tower Wharf in London. Opening times are 11am to 6pm and admission is free.