The Carteret Islands, roughly 90km from northern Bougainville, were the first place in the world to require population relocations due to the effects of climate change. With their highest point only 1.5m above sea level, the six tiny atolls are vulnerable to even slight sea level rises and increasingly extreme weather.

Darren James began as a photojournalist in London and Belfast in the 1990s, and now lives in Melbourne. His work has a strong focus on the effects of climate change and humanitarian situations, especially in the Asia Pacific region. He was born in Fiji and travels regularly back there and to Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa and Tonga.? Having worked with organisations like the Australian Red Cross, Fred Hollows Foundation, Australian Volunteers International and the ABC, James believes passionately in the photographic image as a powerful agent of change.

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Darren James / Sinking Islands
  • August 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm