Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Unyielding Floods

  • Photographer
    Peter Caton
  • Credit
    Peter Caton

Floods in South Sudan have triggered an alarm for acute food insecurity across the country, says IPC report. About 1.3 million children suffer from acute malnutrition, the deadliest hunger, exacerbated by the spread of malaria and unsafe drinking water connected to the floods. 1 million people have been affected by the floods since July 2020; Jonglei State is at the heart of the devastation. The isolated area of Old Fangak, north of Jonglei, will starve by the start of 2021. This project documents the devastation on three levels: natural disaster, food insecurity, loss of dignified living.

In 2020 Peter documented the advance of climate change and its effects on the lives of the poorest in South Sudan and which was published by The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, El Pais and Corriere Della Sera.

Peter continues living out of one suitcase and working with a digital H5D 50c Hasselblad along with mobile lighting to capture studio-quality images in the most remote areas of the world.