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Scrounging for Sips
Photograph by Peter Essick

Water is as scarce as sand is plentiful during the dry season in Ethiopia, where young Hamar women must dig deep into a parched riverbed for meager cupfuls of fresh water. By 2025 a third of the world’s projected population of about eight billion could face severe water shortages. The semiarid areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are expected to suffer the most.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Bright and sunny
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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