Picks and Pans Review: Photo Book: Water Is Key
More than a billion people in the world lack access to clean water. To draw attention to the problem and its consequences—water-borne illness and death, intractable poverty—L.A. district attorney-turned-photographer Gil Garcetti (the man who prosecuted O.J. Simpson) traveled in West Africa, taking photos and talking with residents. "Throughout the region one sees young girls like this one carrying large containers of water on their heads as they carry a baby sister or brother on their back," he writes. Many leave school to spend their days ferrying water for their families. What would help? Money for more clean wells, for a start. Garcetti hopes his book will be "a call to action."
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