Vince Maxime

LOCATION:  GONFARON, FRANCE
DATE: AUGUST 21
PHOTOGRAPHER: MOISES SAMAN

French firefighter Vince Maxime was one of hundreds deployed to fight the forest fires in the Var Department of France this summer. As the temperature rocketed, the winds came and swept a fire through the region for four full days. Here he stands amid the burned trees on a hill near Grimaud. The Var department is renowned for its centuries of natural heritage, where Mediterranean habitats have adapted to deal with fire, but in this extraordinary context of global warming, these infernos are changing the very ecosystem itself – perhaps forever. This is the alarming reality of the climate crisis.

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