For me the term "climate change" has always been strongly associated with visuals. However, the visuals that occurred to me were those of realities farther away from home. Like a polar bear standing on the last piece of ice or the bleached coral of the Great Barrier Reef, caused by rising sea temperatures.
I never realized how people around me were being affected—until I began working on a photo project to document traditions of tribal communities in India. It felt surreal living with one of the most vulnerable families and witnessing firsthand the effects of climate change on their lives.