Diversity is something that has always been a part of my life. I believe that all men and women are created equally, but we all come from different cultures. We all my have been created equally but we are all different, and those differences in each of us is what I wanted to capture in this project.
Throughout history mankind has had the need to be in control. We have attempted to control many of the planet's natural resources; one of the most important being water. Earth's surface is comprised of approximately 70% water. It is considered to be one of the most powerful forces on the planet yet mankind has attempted to take control of it. Like many of the natural resources on the planet, we have tried to harness it's power for our own benefit.
We benefit from the power of water through utilizing structures such as dams and power plants. These structures provide mankind with the power to control floods, transport goods, provide water for domestic and industrial use, as well as produce the largest renewable energy source in the world.
The power to control water is a crucial part of life that has provided many western farmers with the opportunity to cultivate and irrigate the desert landscape. This is what first sparked my interest in the water of the west. My motivation in marking these photographs is to show how we have succeeded and failed at harnessing the power of this resource.