2019 ENVIRONMENT CATEGORY WINNERS
1st Place, Environment
Lake Of Salt
A bird’s-eye-view of Lake Bunyampaka reveals plots that have been portioned off to be sold. Bunyampaka is crater lake situated in Kasenyi, Western Uganda, and is one of only two lakes in Uganda commercially exploited for common salt.
2nd Place, Environment
Natives are given a few hours to collect the offcuts from logging in the Maramagambo Forest. Logging happens once a week at the instruction of large private investors, yet in order to maintain good relations with the native population, they allow them the remains for their domestic use. The forest used to belong solely to the government, yet sections started to be sold off to investors and made into private property, forcing the native population out.
3rd Place, Environment
20-year-old Moses sifts through piles of refuse to pick what he can save and sell in order to buy himself some food. Moses has been doing this for the past 4 years, otherwise he will go to sleep hungry. This image reveals that there is life in our garbage, for what one person throws away, another will take and use to sustain their existence.
Honorable Mention, Environment
A World of Green and White
19-year-old Egunyu sorts through a mound of plastic bottles in order to get them ready for recycling. Thousands of tonnes have been dumped here because the industry is working far beyond its capacity. Yet, the recycling of plastics has greatly reduced the amount of plastics in the city, mainly in the main water channels.
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