PINK SALT LAKE URMIA| Unframed, Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm Matte | 100% cotton paper |
About the photograph: Visitors to Lake Urmia in 2016. The lake has shown some signs of recovery in recent years. 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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