Friday, June 25, 2010

Balazs Gardi - Facing Water Crisis



Great to see Balazs Gardi taking it upon himself to become a one-man media machine. Without doubt one of the finest photographers of his generation, Balazs has, for the last number of years, been filtering his global vision through the prism of drought, the availability of clean water and it's consequences with his project 'Facing Water Crisis'.

An epic tome that combines the worlds of traditional photojournalism, new media and Balazs' own expressionistic eye, the project highlights what is a basic and fundamental global issue that we never quite bring our full attention to. Everyday however billions of people around the world face health issues, failing crops and the prospect of forced migration due to lack of clean, available water.

The project is reminiscent of the mammoth works 'Workers' and 'Migrations' undertaken by the great Sebastiao Salgado that inspired so many, let's hope Balazs' work is revered in the same circles.

Here he is on Russian television recently discussing the project...



3 comments:

Amber said...

Hi Ross, I don't know if you saw Balazs' work in dispatches, but he did a great, tight edit of it: http://www.rethink-dispatches.com/journal/endgame/photo-essay/water-rights/ .

Ross McDonnell said...

Thanks Amber, I'll be sure to check it out...

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