Shrimp fishing, Lake Hong, Hubei Province, China, 2015. © Mustafah Abdulaziz / WWF-UK
Water Stories: The global water crisis in pictures will be on display at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, 15 August – 5 September 2017.
Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled the world for his long-term photographic project on water. His powerful images convey the effects of the global water crisis on people and the environment, and how better management and protection of water sources can strengthen communities, and underpin development.
Mr Abdulaziz says: “Water is one of the great challenges of our time. Across the planet we are seeing our fundamental relationship with water called into question…it is my hope that this exhibition may, irrespective of our borders, 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; water hangs in the balance.”
A selection of his images and stories from six countries, across four continents, will be displayed from 15 August to 5 September 2017, at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (access via the Queen Elizabeth II Gate at the Sydney Opera House forecourt), from 7am to 8pm.
The international exhibition was first shown in Stockholm in August 2015, and has since travelled to London, Hong Kong, New York and Vancouver before arriving in Sydney.
Watch this short video about Water Stories.