" Wa-ter : The liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forms streams, lakes, and seas, and is essential to all living matter." For millions living in India clean potable water is hard to come by. Most sources of fresh water have been contaminated with untreated sewage, agricultural runoff and unregulated industry. With a population of 1.2 billion people and growing, the pressure on their water sources is being pushed to a point of no return.
Michael F. McElroy is a photojournalist dedicated to documenting the social, political and environmental issues that define our times. He is currently working on long term documentary projects including the Water Crisis and Farmer Suicides in India, and the US Economic Crisis. Michael has been honored by POY International, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Communication Arts, nominated for PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers in 2010 and a Critical Mass Finalist in 2011. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and his work has been published world wide. Michael is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio.