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'Transboundary Rivers' Exhibition by Franck Vogel in Singapore

1 April 2016
Start: 16 Apr 2016
End: 30 May 2016

Location: Gardens by the Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

By Natalie White | Photos courtesy of Franck Vogel

Aater is a precious resource and its value will constantly increase as time passes. Unfortunately, many of the rivers in the world face daunting challenges and countries are fighting over water-rich territories.

Most conflicts and water issues involve Transboundary Rivers.

A transboundary river is one that crosses at least one political border, either a border within a nation or an international boundary.

Sunset on the Colorado River at the end of Grand Canyon near Navajo Bridge, Arizona. According to scientists it took the Colorado River about 20 million years to create the Grand Canyon.

In an effort to increase awareness of these global water issues, photographer Franck Vogel has created a multi-faceted photography project focusing on seven major rivers, each with its own specific set of problems. He started investigating on the Nile. He then continued with features on the Brahmaputra in 2013, followed by the Colorado and the Jordan in 2015.

His next expeditions will take place on the Mekong, the Amazon and the Ganges.

Ethiopia – Each Epiphany morning, Lake Tana’s water is consecrated by a priest and sprinkled into the crowd. Some pilgrims enter into the lake to symbolize their baptism.

For this exhibition held at Gardens by the Bay, Franck Vogel will present 60 photos of Transboundary Rivers – The Brahmaputra, The Colorado and The Nile. He will also be giving a conference on Transboundary Rivers on 16 April 2016 at 3.30pm.

This program is part of an exciting line-up for the Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016

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