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Photo exhibition: A lens on the climate crisis in Africa
(main image: Jason Smith)
A Lens on the Climate Crisis in Africa’ is a digital photography exhibition depicting the devastating impact of climate change on African communities. It features photographs submitted by 24 photographers in 12 African Commonwealth countries, selected after an open call.
This exhibition is an important reminder that climate change is not a future problem. Rather, it is an immediate and severe challenge facing communities on the frontline of a global crisis. The destructive effects of extreme weather have left children unable to attend school, crop yields diminished and homes destroyed. The voices of these communities must be heard by decision-makers.
A video of the exhibition was first shown at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, in June 2022, with an introduction by Kenyan environmentalist and climate activist Elizabeth Wathuti. The exhibition has been published online to mark Africa Climate Week 2022 and raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the continent.
Watch the video to view the full exhibition:
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