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Nick Brandt SINK / RISE

The Day May Break Chapter Three


SINK / RISE is the third chapter of The Day May Break, an ongoing global series portraying people and animals that have been impacted by environmental degradation and destruction.

This third chapter focuses on South Pacific Islanders impacted by rising oceans from climate change.

The people in these photos, photographed underwater in the ocean off the coast of the Fijian islands, are local representatives of the many people whose homes, land and livelihoods will be lost in the coming decades as the water rises.

Everything is shot in camera underwater.

Photographs by © Nick Brandt. All Rights Reserved.

Video credits:

Cinematography : Davis Huber

Fijian Police Corrections Choir
"Hymn to the Dawn" : Scott Buckley