Today is the twenty-first-annual World Water Day, which was established, by the United Nations, to draw attention to the management and the use of fresh water. The occasion got me looking for photographers who take water as their central theme. Climate change, which has produced extremes of abundance and scarcity around the world, was a common subject, especially for documentary projects. But I was also drawn to works that highlight the beauty of water, which, as Roni Horn notes, “is full of paradox. It is ubiquitous, and yet so unfamiliar.”
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