I’m a photographer from Belgrade, Serbia and I spent years travelling the globe capturing iconic landmarks inside tiny water droplets, such as New York’s Brooklyn Bridge and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Blue Mosque in Istanbul. And you can see my first post about landmarks, which went viral on Bored Panda last summer. But I wanted to progress my photography and do something more socially significant. I decided that because my photos are taken inside tiny water droplets, why not do something which highlights the global water crisis, this World Water Day.
I was lucky that a charity fund called WaterAid had a similar idea, so I traveled to Cambodia with them to take photos of people whose lives have been transformed because they now have access to clean water. When you visit a country like Cambodia you see a lot of poverty, but you also see a lot of amazing people with hope because they now have access to clean water. For me that’s what great photography is about, it has to have a lot of depth in it; it has to have some kind of background story. I called this project “Droplet microcosms”, because it seems that in a tiny droplet you’re reflecting a much bigger story.
Cambodia is the most progressed country in the world in terms of bringing water to its people and these photos are about celebrating that progress, but also highlighting the fact that there are 663 people in the world living without it.
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