Constant Ritual for WaterAid
Ten photographers marking the 10th anniversary of access to water and sanitation being declared a human right by the UN.
“The initial idea came from the constant reminders to wash hands and the NHS step by step guide during the time of Coronavirus….I then began to think around the sanctity of water in respect to ritual and cleansing within ancestral and indigenous practices, whether it be the cleaning of a new born child or cleansing to wash away spirits. Access to clean water in relation to ancestral practice and cultural customs is often overlooked, so I combined these ideas and decided to illustrate these through a piece performing this new constant ritual in the sea.
By using our largest connecting water source, I hope to point out that as a global community we are all responsible for all of our fellow human beings and ensuring that everyone has the same basic right of access to clean water and the chance to protect themselves from the current virus in the most basic way possible.”
As featured on The Gaurdian online.