HAMNZEH DESOLATE SHIP OF SALT LAKE|Unframed, Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm Matte | 100% cotton paper | All prints are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity.
About the photograph: The ship Hamzeh in salt lake Urmia of Iran used to ferry passengers across the lake. It ran aground due to devastating water loss in what was once the sixth-largest salt lake on earth. Lake Urmia (also spelled Oromieh)was once the largest lake in the Middle East and the second largest salt lake on the planet. Salt lake Urmia remains a UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, the lake has lost 88% of its area and 80% of its volume since 1972 due to increasing temperatures and water mismanagement. In this long-term ongoing personal-environmental story that I started in 2014, I tried to demonstrate the impacts of the drying of Urmia Lake on my own family, ecosystem, and people living around it to reflect the interconnectedness of humans and the environment.2016