Zambezi River work stems from Karin’s personal interest in how human lifestyle can impact deeply onto our climate. For this work, she has researched extensively on the topic of rivers and their cological health. This particular work started off as her curiosity for the Zambezi River in the context of animal migration across the African continent, inspired by the BBC documentary A Perfect Planet.
Illustrated are just a few of the many reasons that contributed to the change in the Zambezi river’s health in the past few decades, apart from general climate chnage. Karin used as a main research source the academic report Ecological Changes in the Zambezi River Basin published by The Council For The Development of Social Science in Africa, in Senegal, Dakar 2020.
Zambezi River was longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021, that every year are organized by The Association of Illustrators and The Directory of Illustration. It was submitted in the professional Science & Technology category. You can read Karin’s words on this work here.