Aral Sea, Uzbekistan

These photographs are part of a reportage centered around the Aral Sea, primarily in Moinak, where the majority of the images are concentrated. These striking photographs reveal the devastating transformation of what was once one of the largest inland seas in the world into an arid and desolate landscape. They also depict how this tragedy has affected local communities, who have lost their means of livelihood, such as fishing and related industries. The disaster of the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan confronts us with the harsh reality of an environmental catastrophe and its human consequences.