Iraqi-Palestinian Artist Sama Alshaibi’s First Book Explores Imperiled Water Resources

April 2, 2015

By Conor Risch


A page from Sama Alshaibi’s monograph Sand Rushes In, which combines images from “Silsila” and other series into a new, unique work.

Few issues encompass the challenges facing humanity in the 21st century like water scarcity. Food production, climate change, forced migration, military conflicts and other critical issues are connected by anxiety over water supplies. Life simply can’t exist without fresh water, and billions of people are struggling for access. Further, our increasingly inhospitable world has shown through drought, flooding and other...

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