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Anchalee Koyamaholds, Taweewattana district, Bangkok, Thailand

Date November 2011 (printed 2013)
Location Bangkok Thailand
Dimensions Image (paper): 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)
Framed: 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (64.8 x 64.8 cm)
Print medium Photo-Chromogenic

Your Mirror: Portrait from the ICP Collection
Section: Social change
Since 2007, Gideon Mendel has traveled to Britain, India, Haiti, Pakistan, Australia, Thailand, and Nigeria to track flooding, one of the most destructive and visible signs of climate change. He discovered that in poor countries, floodwaters take a long time to recede, help is not often on the way, and a majority of people do not have the time or resources to clean up and rebuild. Instead, they must carry on with their lives despite thigh-deep brackish water standing in their homes, stores, and temples for weeks or months. “The heart of the project is the portraits of victims at their homes within the landscape of their own personal calamity,” said Mendel. “My intention is to depict them
as individuals, not as nameless statistics. Coming from disparate parts of the world, their faces show us their linked vulnerability despite the vast differences in their lives and circumstances.”

Credit line

Gift of Gideon Mendel, 2013

Feedback Accession No. 2013.87.4