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Photographer Paul Blackmore puts a local spin on The Leo's newest exhibit!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Leonardo's newest exhibit, Water: Nature's Driving Force, opened on July 5th, 2012. On hand was Australian photographer Paul Blackmore, whose work is featured prominently in the exhibit.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a series of photos from Paul Blackmore's most recent book, At Water's Edge. The book, published in June of this year, showcases a series of images taken in 14 different countries over a span of 11 years. Paul's photos cover the relationship humanity has with water. Not only the physical requirement, but the recreational and spiritual connection as well.
A child, dressed as a deity, walks through the pilgrims on the banks of the Ganges. India 2001.
Many of the photos draw attention to the global water crisis. "People are becoming much much more aware of it," Paul said, adding that in Australia, the world's driest continent, "ten years of drought has whipped us into shape."
Paul Blackmore discusses his photos with young fans.
Paul takes shots of City Creek. July 4, 2012
Swimmer cool off in the Great Salt Lake. Utah, 2012
Paul Blackmore's Website
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