A new project from the acclaimed photographer Balazs Gardi highlights the havoc our ever-increasing demands are wreaking on our most precious resource. In a series of striking images the acclaimed Hungarian photographer Balazs Gardi shows some of the tensions and issues surrounding our relationship with water - that fundamental of human life - and what happens when there is too little or too much of it. Over three years, Gardi's ambitious long-term project, which he calls Facing Water Crisis, has taken him to three continents in search of an insight into the problems plaguing our most precious resource. He believes that the photographs are proof that the crisis over water is more than a problem in itself: it gives rise to challenges that can destroy the stability of lives around the world.
A selection of the photos will be on display beginning in July at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.