The first annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards, celebrating the best climate reporting of 2020, has awarded two photographers for their photo shoots.
Zakir Hossain Chowdhury for the Bangladesh’s Hidden Climate Costs shoot in the The New Humanitarian.
‘This series of photographs combined stunning portraits of people confronting rising sea levels with photographs capturing desperate efforts to hold back water, and aerial images that powerfully documented a community’s climate vulnerability. It provided a compelling visual narrative of the Sisyphean task people faced in the aftermath of a cyclone that washed out protective embankments and triggered recurring high tides.’
Josh Edelson for the Heart of Fire shoot for photo agency AFP.
‘Edelson’s photo series documented many angles of a devastating story in northern California. From the start of a raging fire, when orange skies blanketed San Francisco, to the moments when fire was actively overtaking homes and livelihoods, to the human toll of complete destruction—striking images captured the overwhelming size of the inferno and its emotional impact on both firefighters and the displaced.’
Congrats to both – great work!