Cape Town (Photo: iStock)
Water – the most precious
resource to all living organisms – becomes the subject-matter of a showcase set
to take place at Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium on Friday, 18 May.
German photographer Florian Wagner, and South
African photographer Jean
Tresfon, together with WWF South Africa’s Kholosa Magudu who is the Project
Manager of the Breede River Project, will share inspiring stories that “focus on
water in the African context,” according
to Two Oceans Aquarium.
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Their work will explore “what
water means to us in an ever-changing, resource-stressed world,” says Two
Oceans Aquarium which is hosting the event to help launch Wagner’s photo-film
project called African Waters 360°.
African Waters 360°
As part of the photo-film project,
Wagner will embark on a helicopter journey across a number of African countries,
to take 360° panoramic images showcasing the diversity of the continent’s
cities that are situated near water or river systems that provide important ecological
“These include the Cubango
River, which eventually floods the Okavango Delta in Botswana. These
photographs will be published in a beautiful coffee table book, due for release
in 2019,” says Two Oceans Aquarium about the project that aims to document
Africa's beauty while creating awareness on responsible water-use.
Wagner - whose work covers
wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment - has featured in publications
such as National Geographic, GQ and Focus, in addition to having his work exhibited
nationally and internationally and in private and public collections.
But more than just another
photography feature, African Waters 360° is also a fundraising project
which assists local communities with infrastructure that provides access to
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At Two Oceans Aquarium’s event, Tresfon will deliver a
presentation on the images that he has captured of the Western Cape's water
bodies over the years, while Magudu will give a talk entitled "Future
proofing by Waterproofing" which discusses growing up learning about the importance
of water from a very early age.
What you need to know
about the event
When: Friday, 18
May at 18:30 for 19:00 until 21:00.
Where: Two Oceans Aquarium.
Cost: R100 per
person. Click here to buy your tickets. Snacks will be served and a
cash bar will be available.