Silver / 2018 / Press / Nature/Environmental

Moving Sand

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Dorte Verner

The People in large parts of the Sahel are already impacted by climate change. One consequence is increased dust storms and moving sand. This Moving Sand series is captured in the central Mauritania where people have had to leave villages and towns as sand has taken over the areas and inundated their houses. The moving sand has become part of the daily struggle as well as a central part in the daily joy. For example, children use the dunes for play including acrobatic exercises and adults take walks and pray in the sand.