Clean Water Here Announces Partnership with to Create Global Photography Exhibit Documenting the Need for Safe Drinking Water

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Clean Water Here and are seeking photo submissions documenting current issues surrounding safe drinking water for the special UN World Water Day photo exhibit, which will open on March 22, 2018 in New York City.

Safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century. --Lani Dolifka, Clean Water Here

Clean Water Here ( and are partnering to support UN World Water Day by creating a global photography exhibition documenting the current issues surrounding safe drinking water.

Submissions are now being sought for the photo exhibit, to be unveiled on March 22, 2018 UN World Water Day. Submissions for eligible photo entries is open through February 28, 2018. To enter your photo submission, visit

Clean Water Here, a global movement started in the U.S., created the world’s largest social media campaign on safe drinking water with more than 750 million social media voices on UN World Water Day 2017 that included celebrity supporters Pitbull, Pink, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Kesha, Sting, Fergie, Ryan Seacrest, Jason Derulo, and others.

To build upon this momentum 12 extraordinary photographers will be selected by world-renowned photographers Martin Schoeller, Kristen Ashburn and Robert Clark for the Clean Water Here global photography exhibit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. World Water Day has been observed since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22 as the annual “World Day for Water.”

“Safe drinking water is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century,” said Lani Dolifka, the creator of Clean Water Here. “This unique partnership we will give the public a better understanding of the issue - especially as it relates to underserved communities both here in the U.S. and around the world. We will use social media to help show why safe drinking water is critical to every man, woman, and child.”

These photographs will educate the public on the issues of safe drinking water and travel to additional cities around the world including Paris where they will be featured at the world headquarters of UNESCO. The global exhibit will benefit World Vision, the largest non-governmental supplier of clean water in the developing world.

“Photographs are so powerful when it comes to raising awareness, because they talk directly to your feelings, no matter which language you speak,” said Ralf Stelander, founder of “By encouraging people to take pictures, we also engage on a deeper level, since you have to make your own interpretation and really start thinking. What we have learnt from curating the best photos in the world for 10 years is that seemingly ordinary pictures are sometimes the most extraordinary, because you can relate to them and they make you feel, like all successful photos do. We are very proud to support World Water Day and UN-water with this exhibition.”

In addition to Clean Water Here, and UN World Water Day, World Vision (, Watermill Express ( and Cause Flash ( are all supporting the project.

To learn about Clean Water Here visit:


Clean Water Here’s mission is to improve the world’s access to sustainable safe drinking water by raising awareness, supporting research & education, and advocating for underserved communities in the US and abroad. Research indicates risks associated with contaminants, infrastructure, and universal and equitable access. For more information visit

Coordinated by UN Water in support of the 193-member nations of the UN, this day is devoted to implementing recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. In addition to the UN member states, several NGOs promoting clean water leverage World Water Day as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues facing the world. For more information visit

1x is an online photo community with a difference, because professional curators select all published photos. We started 1x because we wanted to promote photography as a form of art and because we think art is a basic human need that everyone should have access to. Our mission is to gather the best photography in the world, photos that make people feel. Now we want to help out giving access to an even more basic need - water. For more information visit

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