Larry C. Price and Damian Carrington
For almost a century, the town of Kabwe in Zambia heavily mined and smelted lead. Although the town’s state-owned smelter closed in 1994, its legacy will be felt for generations to come. Photographer Larry Price and The Guardian’s Environment Editor Damian Carrington visited Kabwe, where they found children playing in the contaminated dust and adults toiling in the toxic slag heap left behind by the smelters. Larry’s photographs reveal a community that has made little effort to clean up the environmental catastrophe—the children whose lives will bear its scars for the rest of their lives.
After a prolonged drought, Brazilians thought returning rains would end a nightmare—they didn’t expect it to bring on a new crisis. Mark Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel traveled to Brazil to look at the effects of the country’s worst Yellow Fever outbreak, intensified by the drought that preceded it.
Negar Azimi and Knut Egil Wang
Kerala, India, has been a source of labor for the United Arab Emirates’ ambitious building projects for years. Negar Azimi found the UAE’s cultural and economic influence across Kerala, as whole villages empty of men moving to the Gulf for work.