The young American photographer Mustafah Abdelaziz is the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Each year, this prize awarded by the famous German brand rewards the work of a professional photographer for his or her ability to convey in an aesthetic way the relationship between man and the environment.
From the banks of the Ganges to the coasts of South Africa, China and the United States, Mustafah Abdelaziz has been travels the world for more than eight years to immortalize our relationship to water in all its forms. Blessed, awaited or feared, water is at the heart of daily human concerns, a major political, economic and social issue. "Water is my way of exploring the world, of participating in it in a useful and responsible way, and to give a dimension to a fascinating and very important subject," says the photographer. A consecration for this project supported by major international organizations such as the United Nations, WaterAid and WWF.
By Coline Olsina