12 Nov '11, 4pm

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

Turkish Photographers Capture Climate Change

© Salih Ağır/British Council Turkey A flower struggles for life amid one of Istanbul's most crowded urban areas. (First-prize winner, 'free' category.) Flood waters lap up over homes' doorsteps. Beached boats languish on dried-up shorelines. Fires rage, power plants belch smoke into the air, and cities spread unchecked across the landscape. Amidst it all, life continues: Fishermen catch what they can, shepherds take their flocks out to graze on sparse hills, flowers grow up through the cracks in city streets. This is the face of climate change in Turkey , as captured by professional and amateur photographers for a competition organized by the British Council as part of its global climate change program. In 2009, the group recruited 14 Climate Advocates in Turkey, "from different walks of life, [but all] very enthusiastic to contribute to make change in environmental behavi...

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