Leica Oskar Barnack Award Shortlist

Photo by Nichole Sobecki / VII. A woman walks through a cactus field in a drought-stricken area of western Somaliland, a semi-autonomous region in the north of Somalia, on April 6, 2016.

For her project “Where Our Land Was,” Nichole Sobecki has been shortlisted for the 2021 Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

On-going civil war and, above all, climate change are having a catastrophic impact on Somalia. This long-term project shows the dramatic consequences of drought for the inhabitants of the East African country. The global climate crisis is no myth here; people and societies are already living on the edge of the precipice.

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