Salt Lake Urmia of Iran |Unframed, Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm Matte | 100% cotton paper |
About the photograph: A local woman walks on a pier on the coast of salt Lake of Urmia. Lake Urmia (also spelt 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
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