Water not only sustains life. It quenches a lifestyle thirst. When its use is abused, it can vanish. And with it, the life around it evaporates.
This withering of water is captured in the stark yet beautiful photos of Gigi Cifali’s series, “Absence of Water.”
You can feel the former living, breathing character of these now derelict lidos and baths in the United Kingdom through the architecture, which feels as though it’s frozen in time. The decided absence of one element – water – is what has lead to their ruin.
Through her photo essay, Cifali hopes to “express the importance of water” as an “element of regeneration for the human spirit.”
(This post originally appeared on our blog at WaterUseItWisely.com)