Safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century. –Lani Dolifka, Clean Water Here
November 07, 2017
Clean Water Here (http://www.cleanwaterhere.org) and 1x.com are partnering to support UN World Water Day by creating a global photography exhibition documenting the current issues surrounding safe drinking water.
Submissions are now being sought for the photo exhibit, to be unveiled on March 22, 2018 UN World Water Day. Submissions for eligible photo entries is open through February 28, 2018. To enter your photo submission, visit https://beta.1x.com/cleanwaterhere.
Clean Water Here, a global movement started in the U.S., created the world’s largest social media campaign on safe drinking water with more than 750 million social media voices on UN World Water Day 2017 that included celebrity supporters Pitbull, Pink, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Kesha, Sting, Fergie, Ryan Seacrest, Jason Derulo, and others.
To build upon this momentum 12 extraordinary photographers will be selected by world-renowned photographers Martin Schoeller, Kristen Ashburn and Robert Clark for the Clean Water Here global photography exhibit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. World Water Day has been observed since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as the annual “World Day for Water.”
“Safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century,” said Lani Dolifka, the creator of Clean Water Here. “This unique partnership we will give the public a better understanding of the issue – especially as it relates to underserved communities both here in the U.S. and around the world. We will use social media to help show why safe drinking water is critical to every man, woman, and child.”
These photographs will educate the public on the issues of safe drinking water and travel to additional cities around the world including Paris where they will be featured at the world headquarters of UNESCO. The global exhibit will benefit World Vision, the largest non-governmental supplier of clean water in the developing world.
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