Tag: Mustafah Abdulaziz

It’s Nice That | Mustafah Abdulaziz’s 15-year photography project depicts the global water crisis

15 years and 32 countries: Mustafah Abdulaziz’s Water project presents an outstanding full-time commitment to documenting our relationship with water. The initial idea to embark on such a journey began in 2011 and has since developed into a monumental ongoing photography series that couldn’t be more necessary worldwide. Ideas surrounding water and our intimate affair we have with the natural resource are often underrepresented; water connects everything, it’s the source of life and the stem of all routes. Our planet is in jeopardy and Mustafah aims to tell the story of this crisis through powerful imagery. We were lucky enough to talk to him to find out more about this project and the impact it will have on a global level.


Photoville: Mustafah Abdulaziz, Water Stories – The Eye of Photography

By spotlighting the ways in which we behave towards our resources, the project sets the stage for viewers to see themselves in a greater global dialogue. This is the future of the work: unifying water as both a physical resource and a conceptual idea.


Water – Mustafah Abdulaziz’s Fifteen Year Long Look at the World’s Finest Resource | Fotografia Magazine

IN THIS INTERVIEW > 30 year-old American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz discusses Water, a stunning, long-term documentary project with a global scope about how we use water, and the threats posed by its scarcity. Mustafah started working on this project in 2011, and intends to continue at least until 2026.


Winners of Syngenta Photo Award 2015 Announced | American Photo

The environmental photo award Syngenta just announced the winners of their second photo competition titled “Scarcity-Waste.” Mustafah Abdulaziz won first place in the Professional Competition for his ongoing “Water” series that tracks water issues around the globe. Abdulaziz will take home $15,000 USD plus a $25,000 USD commission for the winning work. Benedikt Partenheimer was named the first place winner of the Open Competition for an image made in Shanghai, China, documenting particle pollution. Partenheimer will take home a $5,000 USD prize.


Memory Loss by Mustafah Abdulaziz is forgetting where we are when we are right there

Mustafah Abdulaziz is surrounded by the same landscape, lit by the same saturating afternoon light as the rest of us, but sees things differently, capturing “the scene that strives to appear one way but looks to me another.”


Passport Radio (Index)

“I present these photographs as part of an index of a greater idea, of something I find myself drawn towards not as a photographer but as a person. They are a marker, an index for photographs yet to be realized. In this I find excitement. The threads are here but where do they lead? They are an introduction of sorts and a departure.” Photographs by Mustafah Abdulaziz


March of the Models: New York Fashion Week by Mustafah Abdulaziz

Thank you for your  response to my post yesterday critisizing the way way certain photo agencies seem content to abuse the rights of indvidual photographers. I am sorry that we misunderstood you. Might that have something to do with upholding a logic that many people find is at odds with your self stated remit of ‘defending professional photographers’?