City Press speaks to South Africa-born photojournalist Gideon Mendel

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Ratmas Ebiarohrob, photographed in Nigeria. (Photo: Gideon Mendel)
Ratmas Ebiarohrob, photographed in Nigeria. (Photo: Gideon Mendel)

London -  South Africa-born photojournalist Gideon Mendel has been travelling the world for the past nine years attempting to document the personal effect of global warming, and discovering what he calls “our shared vulnerability” at a time when people are left with nothing.

His Drowning World series of images – one part of which is the powerful Submerged Portraits on this page that recently won the Greenpeace Photo Award 2016 – is a central focus of this year’s LagosPhoto, which opened to the public last week.

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