Born and based in Feni, south-east of Bangladesh, zhc is a journalistic photographer whose works have been published in TIME, The Guardian, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Paris Match, and much more. His captivating photographs interweaves zhc’s political, environmental, and social concerns for his homeland, Bangladesh, mainly with regards to climate change, the refugee crisis, human rights, and the public health system.
In a country with very little visual documentation of such issues, zhc’s Climate Crisis (2016) is a compelling reminder of the detrimental effects of global warming in Bangladesh, particularly amongst rural communities and populations. The contrast between the family of three adorned in ruby red against the dried earthy and barren landscape emphasizes the degree of damage caused by changes in sea levels and rising temperatures. By capturing these desolate spaces, the photographer illustrates how such degradation to our planet has led to a large displacement of people throughout the nation.