The Water Effect

The Water Effect
Culture

Today, 1 in 9 people around the world still don’t have clean water close to home, and 1 in 3 have no toilet. is resolutely focused on making these essential services normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030. But when raising awareness of this global crisis, it is vital that WaterAid tell people’s stories as they would like them to be told. collects images from and , two acclaimed photographers commissioned for WaterAid’s fundraising appeals, who embody this practice of respect and dignity. Lawrence’s series focuses on the people of Tombohuaun, a remote community in Sierra Leone’s Western Provence. These photographs became the visual identity of Untapped, the 2017 appeal that went on to raise £8 million. Two photos from this original series are currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018. Taking inspiration from great Malian portrait photographers like Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita, Alandry’s series celebrat

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