Hungry Tide Project
What would you do if you see all that you had in life, sinking right in front of you?
This single question torments five thousand residents of the Ghoramara Island.
The island used to be 20 sq. km, but in the last twenty years or less it has been reduced to a mere 5 sq. km.
Global warming has caused the river to swell, as the river pours down from the mighty Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal. Lohachara, another island on the southern part of Ghoramara, was once an inhabited island. Lohachara lies deep down the river bed, with ships passing by, where it once used to be. Climate refugees from both the villages fled to nearby Sagar Island, and have been put up in camps built by the government.
With no electricity on the island and a constant threat of inundation, several people have fled the island. However, those without any means to migrate are left in this island, while recent reports claim the island to be completely washed away by 2020.
This is from the body of work, “Vanishing Island-work in progress” which documents the last inhabitants of the sinking island.