by Samantha Dalrymple in New Photography on Saturday 26 May 2012

It’s a sad fact that natural disasters come and go, ruining land and leaving damaged homes and heartaches. Award-winning photographer, Gideon Mendel, has captured the tragic after-effects of floods from different countries since 2007 to visually address the issue of climate change.

He photographs portraits of the people affected to show them as individuals rather than nameless statistics. From photos of them walking through deep floods, to the aftermath of what happened in their homes, these images are the sad realities of the dark side of mother nature.