Jonas Kako

Hannover, Germany

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Jonas Kakó studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Hannover in Germany. Over the past years he has focused his work around the effects of the climate crisis.

Through a number of projects, including "Dying River" which was awarded a World Press Photo award in 2023, Jonas tries to show how this most pressing issue of our time is impacting on the lives of people who are suffering the consequences of global warming and whose very existence is threatened by it.

Jonas has been working for the Weser-Kurier in Bremen since 2016 as well as on assignments for national and international magazines. His freelance work has appeared in National Geographic, Stern, Vice, de Volkskrant and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, among many others.

He is based in Hannover, Germany.

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Only 150 kilometres from Washington, DC, and a mere speck of dry land measuring three square kilometres, Tangier island in Chesapeake Bay offers both a journey back in time and a vision of the future if climate change continues at the present rate.

Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe with a per capita income of just $4,500, has a subsoil rich in crude oil, estimated at over 5.

There was a time when the Colorado River snaked its way across the western United States and Mexico for over 2,000 kilometres from the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California.