Romi Mohtasham - The Empty Chalice A Collection Of Photos From Lake Urmia


Publisher Nazar Publishing

ISBN 9786001522390

Idea Code 17475


Once the sixth-largest saltwater lake in the world, Iran’s Lake Urmia has been drying up dramatically over the last decade, the result of drought, unchecked highway construction, and the building of approximately 200 dams across the rivers that drain into it. The tragedy has already caused an immeasurable impact on the lives of those who inhabit the region, not to mention the disappearance of migrating birds, changes in climate, and pollutants. Romin Mohtasham has lived by the lake his entire life. His stark photographs bear witness to the loss of almost 88 per cent of its surface, with eerie, salt-encrusted forms rising from an endless lake bed now turned to desert.

120 p, ills bw, 22 x 22 cm, hb, Persian/English


$47.00


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