Water Stories: the global water crisis (in detail)
I previously shared the news that I got the chance to work with Wateraid and WWF in bringing a photography exhibition to Stockholm. It's launching this week as part of the Stockholm Culture Festival.
WWF, WaterAid and Earthwatch, together with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz, have documented images and stories highlighting the global water crisis. The photographs form the Water Stories exhibition, supported by the HSBC Water Programme.
The first exhibition in an international tour will be held on Strandvägen, Stockholm, from 11-30 August.
Surrounded by water in central Stockholm, the exhibition coincides with the city’s Culture Festival (Stockholms Kulturfestival) 11- 16 August, and the 25th anniversary of World Water Week 23 - 28 August, organised by SIWI.
Over the course of two years American-born Abdulaziz captured the effects of urbanization, poor sanitation and pollution in India; water scarcity and contamination in Pakistan, and expanding industry and population in China. His powerful images convey the effects of these issues on people and the environment, and how better management and protection of water sources can strengthen communities, and underpin development.
About Mustafah Abdulaziz
Mustafah Abdulaziz is an American documentary photographer based in Berlin, Germany. His on-going project “Water” has received support from the United Nations, WaterAid and VSCO. It has been reviewed by Phaidon, Monopol and published in Der Spiegel, The New Yorker, Telegraph Magazine and The Guardian. Mustafah worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal. He is the winner of the Syngenta photography award 2015. In 2012, he was named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch. http://www.mustafahabdulaziz.com/