Warm Waters

Winners 2016

Vlad Sokhin

Vlad Sokhin (Russia/Portugal) is a documentary photographer, videographer and multimedia producer. He covers social, cultural, environmental, health and human rights issues around the world, including post-conflict and natural disaster zones. Vlad has worked on photo, video and radio projects, collaborating with various international media and with the United Nations and international NGOs. Vlad has won several awards and in 2014 was named Best Photographer in Russia. Sokhin's work has been exhibited and published internationally, including at Visa Pour LImage and Head On photo festivals and in the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek Japan, BBC World Service, the Guardian, National Geographic Traveler, GEO, ABC, NPR, The Atlantic, Stern, Le Monde, Paris Match, Esquire, Das Magazin, WIRE Amnesty International, Sydney Morning Herald, Marie Claire, The Global Mail, Russian Reporter and others. Vlad has lived and worked in Russia, Portugal, Spain, Mozambique and Australia. He is currently based in Thailand and covers Asia-Pacific. Vlad is represented internationally by Panos Pictures.

3 place
The Problem

Warm Waters

Global warming and climate change pose an existential threat to the low-lying nations of the Pacific. Sea level rise, coastal erosion, and super typhoons are already proving scientists predictions that they may disappear beneath the waves within decades. Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing mankind today, and existence of many communities that live on the front line of it is threatened. Global warming is not a distant reality for future generations, but a critical issue for which people must all take collective responsibility and immediate action.