Riverfront 3 and 4 (Diptych)
Flounder Lee, 2012
Archival inkjet print, 38″ x 13″
Image © 2012, courtesy of the artist
Batumi 1 and 2 (Diptych)
Flounder Lee, 2013
Archival inkjet prints, each image 16″ x 20″
Image © 2013, courtesy of the artist
About the Artist
In a series of photographs addressing the effects of climate change, Flounder Lee documents waterfront areas that will be underwater if sea levels continue to rise to projected levels. In these images, Lee shows us tranquil villages and bustling waterfront towns in Thailand and a developing port city on the Black Sea coast of Georgia, all of which seem blissfully unprepared for submersion. Lee leaves us to wonder whether we are all victims-in-waiting of the unforeseen consequences of global warming.
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In the artist’s words:
“The Riverfront photos were shot in Thailand in 2012 as part of a project documenting places that will be under water if sea level rise reaches the projected 2 meters (~6.5 feet). This city is far from the coast but on a river plane and therefore in danger.”
Support for series: “This project was partially supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program. A program of the Office of the Vice President for Research, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities is funded by the Office of the President.”
From Global Footprint Network:
These cityscapes in Thailand and Georgia are exposed to flooding, particularly in times of increasing sea level from climate change.
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