Growing up in India, acclaimed film director Shekhar Kapur saw the striking contrast between those struggling to find a reliable, clean water source, while across the road, wealthier homes had endless supplies on tap.
We all remember a great teacher; that person who shines a guiding light at a time when you have no idea what you are doing tomorrow, let alone what you are doing for the rest of your life. Under a huge tree in the middle of Chilangiza village, Malawi, is one such teacher.
It’s no wonder Veronique Rasoarimanana’s portrait was a source of inspiration for artist Victoria Villasana. Clean water has transformed life for Veronique and her family. She told the photographer, “Things are not the same anymore so before you take pictures I need to wear my new clothes and my new scarf.”