I’m excited to have my photo series on Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka nominated as a finalist in this year’s AOP AWARDS 2023 - documentary category. The winner will be announced at the end of the summer - just happy to be included!
To give some context and background for the story; The death toll, both human and elephant, from Sri Lanka’s long-running human-elephant conflict problem hit a record high in 2022, with 145 people and 433 elephants killed. The rising number of deaths is largely due to shrinking elephant habitats and the blocking of elephant corridors. Photography was made in Central North Sri Lanka where the situation is most severe. With many thanks to the excellent Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society for helping show me around. The work was made earlier this year.
The full gallery can be seen here: www.jonbrowning.co.uk/hec
Above are my five submitted images for the AOP Awards documentary category.