"Water, the majority of the planet and the human body, is a peace treaty between oxygen, a minority partner of the air, and hydrogen, the majority element of the universe. If placed side by side they explode, intolerant to contact, but in special circumstances, they form water. "
Erri De Luca
Currently the global demand for water has reached 4,600 km3 per year and by 2050 it will be around 5,500 to 6,000 km3 per year, with an increase of 20-30%.
Over the last 100 years, water use in the world has increased six-fold and continues to grow steadily at an annual rate of around 1%.
Starting from 2010, about 1.9 billion people, or 27% of the world population, live in areas with serious potential water scarcity.
The population currently affected by soil degradation / desertification and drought is 1.8 billion people.
About 80% of industrial and municipal wastewater is released into the environment without treatment.
The floods have caused 47% of all weather related disasters since 1995, involving 2.3 billion people. The number of floods grew to an average of 171 every year in the 2005-2014 period, with an increase compared to the annual average of 127 floods in the previous decade.
The series presented is is a short multi-faceted reflection on water, its necessity for life, its exceptional properties and its extreme fragility.
AUTHOR: Giuseppe Di Giulio ITALY
Giuseppe Di Giulio (Taranto - Italy, 1977) lived until he was 18 years old in Lucania (Basilicata) in a small village near Matera.
He studied and worked as an engineer in Rome from 1996 to 2018, dealing with roads, bridges and galleries in Italy. Since 2019 he lives and works in Turin.
He started taking pictures in 2001 during university to create a magazine for a student association.
His first camera was an analogue Nikon F80, borrowed from his uncle, by which he learned photographic technique from self-taught. After graduation, with an analogue Nikon F75 he made his first personal works and got passionate about black and white photography.
In 2009 he held his first show in a club in Rome and the photo "the caress of the wind" was selected among the finalist works of the Metro Photo Challenge Italy.
He keeps on taking pictures focusing his study on the realization of black and white projects, with an approach based on abstraction and evocation that leads images away from the real world, in the space of thoughts, emotions and memories.