Mustafah Abdulaziz / WWF-UK
Shrimp fishing, Lake Hong, Hubei Province, China, 2015.
Water Stories, a photographic exhibition highlighting the global water crisis, will open in London to coincide with UN World Water Day, 22 March 2016.
The exhibition by photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz, in collaboration with the HSBC Water Programme, WWF, WaterAid and Earthwatch, will be on public display by The Scoop at More London Riverside until 10 April.
Over the course of three years Mustafah captured the effects of urbanization, poor sanitation and pollution in India; water scarcity and contamination in Pakistan, and expanding industry and population in China. The exhibition will also include unseen work from Brazil with WWF and Earthwatch and Nigeria with WaterAid.
His powerful images convey the effects of water and sanitation issues on people and the environment, and how better management and protection of water sources can strengthen communities and underpin development.
Mustafah said: “It is my hope that this exhibition may remind us that we must address this challenge as one and work towards coexistence with our environment, as much for individual benefit as our collective gain. Our future depends on our understanding; and water hangs in the balance.”
Water Stories was first shown in Stockholm in August 2015 during World Water Week.
For more information and updates visit: www.thewaterhub.org/waterstories