Présentation

France - Born in 1987
Tangier, the forgotten Island

Sébastien Leban is a freelance photojournalist who is focused on the consequences of climate change. Located in a swampy zone a hundred miles from Washington DC, Tangier Island is a metaphor for the world’s current environmental denial. Despite the island gradually sinking into the ocean, the climate-sceptic inhabitants refuse to acknowledge this reality. Here, erosion is gathering pace, swallowing up to 4 metres of coastline every year. At this rate, the island could be gone within 30 years. With no future prospects, young people are fleeing the island and its difficult living conditions. The islanders are largely Republicans and ardent Christians who support current government policy, refusing to admit the urgency of an ecological shift. Ultimately, they risk becoming climate refugees.

In collaboration with Fisheye Magazine. Exhibition produced with the support and expertise of Laboratoires Agelia. In partnership with fotofever.
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Exposition

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Climate and photography: a commitment for our times - Fisheye competition 2020 France - Born in 1987

Sébastien Leban is a freelance photojournalist who is focused on the consequences of climate change. Located in a swampy zone a hundred miles from Washington DC, Tangier Island is a metaphor for the world’s current environmental denial. Despite the island gradually sinking into the ocean, the climate-sceptic inhabitants refuse to acknowledge this reality. Here, erosion is gathering pace, swallowing up to 4 metres of coastline every year. At this rate, the island could be gone within 30 years. With no future prospects, young people are fleeing the island and its difficult living conditions. The islanders are largely Republicans and ardent Christians who support current government policy, refusing to admit the urgency of an ecological shift. Ultimately, they risk becoming climate refugees.

In collaboration with Fisheye Magazine. Exhibition produced with the support and expertise of Laboratoires Agelia. In partnership with fotofever.