Paolo Troilo

Born in Taranto, Paolo now lives and works in Milan and Palermo. A self-taught artist, he first began drawing in pencil at the age of 4. Paolo studied Architecture and Modern Literature at the University of Florence, then in Rome at the European Institute of Design. He has worked as Creative Director for several prestigious international advertising agencies. In 2007 he was nominated best Italian creative by the Art Directors Club Italiano (ADCI). In April 2005, in parallel with his advertising activity, Paolo’s career as a professional artist began when he started painting with his fingers for fun (he had forgotten to buy the brushes). It is thanks to his technique of dipping the tip of his fingers directly into jars of black and ivory acrylic that he became one of a kind in the art world. Paolo’s works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, in Milan, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.
“Be Water, my friend” said Bruce Lee in his famous interview on the Pierre Berton Show. Because water can understand and therefore take whatever form it encounters, adapting itself with the power to caress or destroy

Fabio Bucciarelli

Photojournalist & Reporter Contributor to NY Times, World Press Photo, La Repubblica Robert Capa Gold Medal, Visa D’or News Winner

Ed Ram

United Kingdom
Photojournalist & reporter Shooting documentary film director Contributor to @washingtonpost, @gettyimages and @guardian

Shaminder Dulai

United States
Multimedia producer, documentary and commercial photographer and independent filmmaker. Contributor to The Houston Chronicle, Mother Jones, The UK Guardian, Vibe Magazine, International Center of Photography, The Washington Post.
Water is fragile, it is scarce, with the power to give birth to civilizations, shape the course of society and transcend borders, but can also start wars, lay waste to communities or erase existence if mistreated. Water has power and understanding how it is wielded and the impacts it can have on nature, human rights, health, economies, politics, science, technology and more tells us about ourselves. To understand water is to understand not only human history but life on earth.

Yadira Hernández-Picó

Puerto Rico
Photojournalist, visual storyteller and art educator in photography.
Water is the giver of life. I spent my childhood near a river that has become my sanctuary and inspiration. I feel my soul restored in its waters. Sadly, I have also witnessed there the devastating – and potentially irreversible – impact of human-driven changes on the environment. Let's take action to protect and preserve our planet's natural resources, and make a difference.

Matilde Gattoni

Documentary photographer Author and narrator of Audible Original Podcast 'The Lost'
"Aman Iman" Water is life

Francesca Morosini

Visual content specialist, photo-editor, photo-journalism and podcasting
How much water do we consume? According to the global average water footprint, a standard cup of coffee (125 ml) requires 140 liters of water.

Roberto Ridi

Born on the Island of Elba From an early age Roberto nurtured a love for professional photography. Moving from the magic of B/W to a passion for colour, he has lived through the transition of the curiosity of photographic film to the speed of digital photography, replacing the blackness of the dark room with a screen overflowing with creativity and colour. A professional photographer since 1980, Roberto is a visual storyteller specialising in naturalistic reportage, ranging from aerial photography to underwater, from portraiture to landscape, always keeping a close and careful focus on Man and Nature’s designs. Roberto is author of numerous international publications and responsible for setting up the Tuscan Archipelago National Park’s photographic archive The sea is what water means to me, a magnificent liquid, the sky's mirror. I live on an island, embraced by this immense element, changing, unstoppable, capable of instilling serenity but commanding respect, both gentle and mighty. From the transparency of the surface to its dark depths, it is like the human soul

GMB Akash

Born in Bangladsh He grew up in a home far removed from my profession. Throughout His childhood he did not have access to photographers, their work, or even a camera. Photography did not exist for him in theory or in practice. Then a decade later, he found his father’s old camera and his life took a different turn. His fascination for the captured image was uncontainable and overcame everything — even his inexperience. Not knowing what he was doing or why, he went everywhere shooting anything and everything that caught my attention. The only thing he was certain of were the subjects he photographed. He concentrated on people living on the edge of society because their faces, lives, and living conditions held a particular fascination for him. Gradually he became absorbed in their daily lives for months on end, learning from their experiences. His desire to capture it all on film pushed him to go to places and to meet people he never would have encountered otherwise. Each visit gave him a deeper understanding of humanity. As he improved in his art over the years, his work has been featured in over 100 major, international publications including: National Geographic, Vogue, Time, Sunday Times, Newsweek, Geo, Stern, Der Spiegel, The Fader, Brand Ein, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Colors, The Economist, The New Internationalist, Kontinente, Amnesty Journal, Courier International, PDN, Die Zeit, Days Japan, Hello, and Sunday Telegraph of London. He has received more than 100 international photography awards and recognition starting in 2002 when he became the first Bangladeshi to be selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in the Netherlands. He was one of the speakers at the fifth Global Investigative Journalism Conference, held at Lillehammer, Norway in 2008 and as well as at Ted Talk at TEDxOporto 2011, in Portugal where He was the first Bangladeshi to speak for this event. Also He was one of the speakers at TEDxHyderabad 2017. In the same year, 2017, He was one of the speakers at the "7th Forum of Emerging Leaders in Asian Journalism", in Yogyakarta, Indonesia". He has had Solo Exhibitions from 2006 to 2018 in Bangladesh, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, the USA in New York, N.Y. and Charleston, S.C, as well as in the Czech Republic and Greece.
Some people have no time to enjoy the rain because they remain too busy collecting drinking water. Please do not waste a drop of water, someone out there is spending hours just trying to get some!

Mohamed Keita

Ivory Coast
Photographer and Photography lecturer. Collaborator of two schools of photography for children in the suburbs of Bamako, Mali, and of Nairobi in Kenya. Educator to Civic Zero Center
There are three things in nature that make human beings live, and among these three things, there is water. Without it, people don't have much hope of living. Air. Water. Food. Without these three things, there is no life... So I will define water as one of the symbols of life. Both for people, and for nature itself. Whoever brings water to people or to nature is like bringing care. Without care, it's difficult to live...

Angelo Ferrillo

Photographer - Photoeditor - Curator - Art Director Teacher
One day we will really realize how important it was to study from an early age that we are made of 60% water. That day we will probably understand how stupid we were to underestimate the importance of that teaching.

Marco Beretta

Marco is a photoreporter, travels in Asia with inseparable Hasselblad. Buddhist monks images, their symbols, sacred places & moments of prayer are the subjects of his projects
The quality of the water changes everything. And what I used is a snow collected five years ago on plum blossoms, when I was in the temple of the Sacred Volute Lens of the Funerary Incense. From each flower I made snow fall into a crystal vase, engraved with spiritual images, to then let it settle for five years, deeply buried under the ground. - Cao Xueqin