Photographer Gideon Mendel documented individuals affected by massive flooding in the UK, India, Haiti, Pakistan, Australia and Thailand as part of his on-going project titled Drowning World. I really love the stillness of his portraits, it emphasizes the emotion brought out when dealing with mass destruction.
“I chose to shoot on film, using old Rolleiflex cameras. The heart of the project is a series of portraits of flood victims at their homes within the landscape of their own personal calamity. Making these images often involved returning with them through waist high floodwaters so they could show their circumstances to the world.”