Celebrated photographer takes over Instagram for World Water Day

WaterAid is celebrating UN World Water Day, Saturday 22 March, through an Instagram partnership with celebrated photojournalist Mustafah Abdulaziz.


21 Mar 2014

Mustafah is an American documentary photographer based in Berlin, Germany. In 2010 Mustafah worked as the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal.

His work has been published in Newsweek, The New York Times, CNN, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Monocle magazine, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, VICE Germany and National Geographic Poland, among others.

In 2012, he received an honourable mention as Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year from the Lucie Awards and was named one of the 30 emerging photographers to watch by PDN magazine. He has received multiple grants from the prestigious Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting.

In November 2013, Mustafah visited Pakistan with WaterAid, where we are working with the support of the HSBC Water Programme. The five-year programme aims to reach 1.1 million people with safe water and 1.9 million people with sanitation in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan in South Asia; and Nigeria and Ghana in West Africa. 

His latest project, titled simply 'Water', focuses on the global issue of water, the impact of unsafe sources on populations and ultimately on how we use and misuse our most precious resource.

Watch Mustafah's slideshow:

Starting on World Water Day, Abdulaziz will take over our Instagram feed for a full week with his stunning images from WaterAid projects in Pakistan. Our Instagram following grew by more than 20,000 followers in two weeks earlier this year after being featured on their Suggested User list. Follow WaterAid on Instagram from 22 March to view the stunning images, not featured in the film below.