We are very proud to announce that starting on World Water Day (March 22, 2018) and six weeks ahead the Clean Water Here exhibtion with 13 1x photographers is taking place in the iconic UN Headquarters in New York City. The exhibition is displayed in the prime exhibtion hall, right in the entrace of the UN building. This exhibtion will help raise awareness about the fact that over 2 billion people are forced to drink polluted water every day.
We started 1x because we wanted to make a difference. We wanted to collect the best photographers in the world in one place and show that photography is a form of art. With this exhibtion we have been given the chance to make an even bigger difference. We believe art is a basic human need, but water is even more essential. It's the basic foundation of all life and therefore art as well. We are very grateful to have been given the chance to help contributing to solving the water crisis.
We are very glad to present the 13 photographs in the exhibtion:
© Joe B N Leung. Queing for Water. Nepal, 2017. Women wait in long lines for water in a village near the Changu Narayan Temple, north of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu Valley.
© Lou Urlings. Turkey, 2010. Water. A young woman is filling up the water tank of her family in the mountains of eastern Turkey. In many parts of the world, the collection of water is a duty relegated to women and girls.
© Anotnio Grambone. Zambia, 2013. Water Reserve. A young girl carries water from Lake Malawi to her home miles away.
© Susan Moss. India, 2017. Stepwell Reflections. Two lovely young ladies pose at the Stepwells Amer Fort out of Jaipur Rajasthan India.
© Paddy Cross. Ireland, 2015. Uisce Beatha. Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges. We need to do so much more with "green" infrastructure and harmonize it with "grey" infrastructure whenever possible.
© F Dilek Uyar. Turkey, 2017. Water Gives Life. Rice is a water intense commodity as 70% of all freshwater is used for agriculture.
© Avishek Das. India, 2017. Water For Life. Little children are taking on additional responsibilities in a small village in West Bengal to support their family needs. Here, one little girl is carrying a water pot on her head after taking water from the local tube well, which is the only source of water in her village.
© Marcel Rebro. Bangladesh 2018. Public Bathroom and Washroom. Workers in Dhaka washing up after a long day removing coal from riverboats.
© Mohammad Rakibul Hasan. Bangladesh, 2011. Water Crisis. Much of the flood damage caused by water cyclon Aila was to the water and sanitation systems on which Bangladesh villagers depend. Floodwater seeped into supplies used for drinking and washing, and latrines were washed away, allowing raw sewage to increase the threat of diseases such as cholera.
© Sayyed Nayyer Reza. Pakistan, 2010. Water Carriers. Women fetch water in Thar, Pakistan, miles from their home.
© Joxe Inazio Kuesta Garmendia. Benin, 2017. Going for Water. Boy fetching water in Ouémé Lake in Dassa-Zoumé, Benin. In this town, children are respeonbile for fetching water in the lake which is shared with dangerous hippos.
© Margarita Chernilova. Bolivia, 2013. Solar de Uyuni. Water scarcity already affects every continent. Water use has been growing globally at more than twice the population rate in the last century, and an increasing number of regions are reaching the limit at which water services can be sustainably delivered, especially in arid regions.
© Pavol Stranak. India, 2015. Water for All. Pushkar Camel Fair where children share drinking water with livestock, putting them at risk of getting diarrhoeal disease. This is the leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in the world, which mostly results from contaminated food and water sources.
Lots of visitors at Clean Water Here exhibtion in the opening day, March 22, 2018, World Water Day.
Lightshow with photos from the exhibtion displayed on the wall of the iconic UN building.
Ralf, CEO of 1x, giving a speech at the opening of the exhibtion on World Water Day, March 22, 2018.