In “Water Portraits” I ask people to reuse one liter of freshwater one after another until it’s gone. After each usage, I freeze the water and take its portrait. Each portrait gets the name of the person who used it. After one chain is over, I start another one with a different topic. So far 3 chains were completed with topics of cleaning, cooking, and playing. 

I ask participants to imagine the unimaginable — to reuse water in a place where water scarcity seems to be impossible. Yet, it may come to all of us. And “when” depends on what we do today. 

For me, it’s not our looks, but our actions that make our portraits. And we are the only people responsible for what they will be.

This project is created with the support of the MIAP foundation.