Entry Title: " Water"
Olivier Asselin
, Canada

Entry Description:

In rural Ghana, access to water is still a challenge for many communities. With the rainy season still weeks away, ponds are drying up and people must often walk for kilometers to fetch the precious liquid.

About the Artist:

Olivier Asselin grew up in Eastern Quebec, Canada, where he studied and worked in the IT field for four years before dedicating himself to photography. He graduated in 2004 from the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria, British Columbia, and spent the following year working in the newspaper industry in Western Canada and Morocco. In 2005, he relocated to Accra, Ghana, where he lived for four years, covering the region for development organizations and editorial clients. Now based in Dakar, Senegal, he continues to work throughout Africa for clients such as UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the New York Times, and the Associated Press. Olivier has worked on assignment in over 15 countries throughout Africa. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. He is available for assignments worldwide.