The Ethiopian artist Aida Muluneh will bring her highly-acclaimed photo series “Water Life” to London’s Somerset House this September, as part of the creative institution’s ongoing strand of environmental programming. The highly-acclaimed series addresses water scarcity—particularly its grave impact on the well being of women and girls in rural areas.

Described as an afrofuturist work, the series were shot in Dallol, Afar in Ethiopia, an extreme setting known to have the hottest and driest conditions on earth. Taking inspiration from traditional ornamentation and body paint from across the African continent, the Ethiopian-born artist has explored not just issues of water scarcity and ecological emergency but also the vital role of art in advocacy and how Africa is represented in global media.

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