For the first time in Australia, Mustafah Abdulaziz's acclaimed photo exhibition, Water Stories, will be displayed in Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden. Taking a harbourside location, the outdoor exhibition will display powerful images that highlight the ebb and flow of our most vulnerable resource, impacting people and communities around the world.
US-born, Berlin-based Abdulaziz has already had an impressive career working for publications such as TIME, The Guardian and Wall Street Journal, plus has traversed four continents to better understand water.
Through 70 large-scale images, the 31-year-old photographer's exhibition will visually document the current global water crisis through imagery of people, nature and landscapes. Since 2011, his ongoing project, supported by HSBC and in partnership with WWF, WaterAid and EarthWatch, has demonstrated how water impacts our collective and individual health, prosperity and future, and when managed properly, how it becomes a vein of life that upholds communities around the world, especially since there are over 800 million people without access to safe water.
Abdulaziz hopes the exhibition will emphasise the importance of coming together to approach emerging water crises.
WWF's Water Stories is on display at Royal Botanic Gardens from Tuesday, August 15 to Monday, September 5 between 7am–8pm each day, and lit up after sunset for nighttime viewing. Access the exhibition via the Queen Elizabeth II Gate at the Sydney Opera House forecourt.