Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight different countries and four continents for his on-going project photographic project ‘Water’. Exploring how different cultures perceive water alongside the challenges and limitations humans face to preserve one of our planet’s most precious resources. His striking images contemplate the fragility of life and highlight the often exploitive behaviour of humans towards our most vital resource.
His photographs consider water as an integral part of our natural environment. Whether we use it for transportation, urbanisation, industry, religion or to survive, his work views it as something that is part of us and connects us.
Reflecting on individual actions, his work views humanity as a collective, further emphasising that the problems of others are in turn our own and the water crisis is something that we can all solve, together.
Water Stories is his first UK solo exhibition, inclusive of nearly 70 large-scale photographs and previously unexhibited images from Brazil and Nigeria.
The open-air exhibition opened on 22nd March to mark UN World Water Day in collaboration with the HSBC Water Programme, a partnership between HSBC, Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF.
WHERE: The Scoop, More London Riverside, London SE1 2AA
WHEN: 22 March – 10 April 2016