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Deforestation and climate change in Tanzania

A photo journey by Imani Nsamila

A photo exhibition as part of the Hamburg Photo Triennale in Hamburg

Tanzania is one of the countries most affected by the climate crisis. The country is suffering from global warming, drought, severe flooding and the resulting displacement of the population.

Heavy reliance on fuelwood and charcoal has led to deforestation, carbon emissions, and potential desertification. Tanzania is one of the largest consumers of charcoal in the world, with Dar es Salaam supplying more than half of this demand. As a rapidly growing city with an increasing population, the demand for charcoal will continue to increase each year. Although much of the local charcoal is obtained illegally, millions of people rely on it as a resource and source of income.

The goal of the exhibition is to bring climate issues closer to the public in order to effect change.

Imani Nsamila is an internationally renowned photographer from Dar es Salaam who has just received the Global Climate Change Alliance+ East African Award for Photography (East/Central Africa region). He is touched by ordinary people and nature and wants to use his photography for a better world.

Meet the Artist!
Sunday 5 June 2022 at 2 pm

Exhibition opening
June 1 at 14:00
with the artist Imani Nsamila, free admission.

Exhibition from 1 – 6 June 2022

at the Deutsches Hafenmuseum
Schuppen 50a, Australiastraße, 20457 Hamburg
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri – 10 am to 5 pm, Sat + Sun – 10 am to 6 pm