18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The silence of water

What encouraged me to take this picture was the global water challenge which has already endangered human life in some parts of the world. A woman who, despite her resolute and powerful look, is looking anxiously off into the distance; a little girl whose messy hair signifies the ambiguity of nature and her future, and the dancing black silk cloth that precedes the cloud stands over their future; a cloud in the hope that it will rain and a black silk which narrates the sinister tale of crisis and the misery of water shortage. The shadows are inclined to the clouds, to the hope; although they lead to unproductive thorns and desert plants.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: NEYSHABOUR, Iran
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Mohammad Sorkhabi