Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - WATER: Our Thirsty World
In partnership with The Annenberg Space for Photography to present five television specials that showcase the breadth of artistic works displayed in recent exhibitions at the Photography Space.
Water is a finite resource, but its ubiquity has made it near invisible to us. "Water is our most precious resource. It makes up most of this planet, most of our bodies too. When some things are around us, it is easy to take it for granted," says Wallis Annenberg, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.
In a collaboration with National Geographic Magazine, the Annenberg Space for Photography exhibited "WATER: Our Thirsty World," which examined water's role in all aspects of our lives -- from a resource needed for our survival to a symbolic element in celebrations. The exhibit coincided with the release of National Geographic's April 2010 issue on the precarious state of water.
Scouring the world for new perspectives on water, National Geographic's award-winning photographers uncover the tenuous relationship of water to all living things on this planet, and how this diminishing resource has impacted communities near and abroad.