Title:
Ugly beauty
Photographer:
Nsikak Umoren
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Africa
Country:
Nigeria
Human Impacts
Camera Used:
Sony DSC-HX1
Image caption:

Trash litters the waters of a fishing village on Bonny Island in the Niger Delta. This impoverished region of Africa was supposed to be transformed for the better by the discovery in 1956 of large oil reserves. Half a century later, poverty still reigns, exacerbated by pollution, depleted fisheries and environmental degradation from the oil industry.

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