How did you get started in photography?
I followed the suggestion of my grandmother and instead of becoming a ditch digger after high school—as I had initially planned—I started studying photography. I always had a hunch that classrooms weren’t my place to learn about life, but at the time I didn’t know how profoundly this choice would alter the person I came to be.
What drew you to worldwide water issues?
Over my career, I’ve photographed a range of subjects, from tensions between rich and poor to full-blown wars. After some time, patterns emerged, and it became apparent that the ultimate source of conflict could very likely be water. None of us can live without it.