Photographer zooms in on climate change

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PHOTOGRAPHER Crispen Ndlovu, pictured, has taken it upon himself to raise awareness about climate change through a compilation of a number of photographs taken from different parts of the country.

Ndlovu said the collection will be launched on an online platform as soon as he completes the compilation later this year.

“The project is to conscientise people in Zimbabwe and globally about the existence of climate change and its devastating effects. It is frightening and unbelievable at the same time to note that there are people who still believe climate change is not real,” Ndlovu told Daily News.

Ndlovu who is also a writer said he launched the project last year after realising that the world is changing daily and the issue of climate change was fast becoming a threat to the country.

He added: “As a photographer I took it upon myself to play my part in this global fight against climate change. It’s all about a concerted effort for different sectors to come together and take this fight to a different level.”

He further noted that he was working on reaching out to international magazines which deal with environmental issues.

“I have also contacted some local Non-governmental organisations so as to partner and share information. I am making a collection to launch an online gallery, some of the material will be turned into billboards and have been in constant touch with editors of various newspapers and they are willing to publish my works.”

Despite being self-funded in the project, Ndlovu is happy that he has covered significant ground in Zimbabwe and outside.

“I believe in going to the ground and explore the day to day lives of ordinary people through the lens of a camera. This has helped me have an appreciation of the climate change issues across the country.”

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