See Powerful Pictures of How We're Using and Misusing Water
Why one photographer always finds important stories to tell about water.
Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink. It’s the future that Hungarian photographer Balazs Gardi fears. For more than ten years, he has traveled the world to document humans’ relationship with water. His conclusion? “It's an endless story of how humankind is unkind to itself.”
For Gardi, the project he calls Water Front doesn’t have a definite beginning. While photographing on assignments and commercial shoots he began to notice the ways water is connected to every aspect of our lives. From the aftermath of chemical spills, to the logistics of delivering water to embedded military units, to impoverished children who can’t attend school because they can’t bathe—“literally everywhere you go you will be able to find something very important to tell about water,” Gardi says.
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