Mexican artist Victoria Villasana has teamed up with UK charity Water Aid to create a collection of images highlighting the transformative power of water.
Victoria, originally from Guadalajara in Mexico, sews colourful yarn directly onto photographs to create eye-catching and arresting images – she describes her work as “storytelling by yarn”.
In this series of images called the Water Effect, first displayed at the United Nations in New York, Victoria highlights the global water crisis and celebrates how having access to water has changed people’s lives.
Victoria was particularly inspired by Veronique Rasoarimanana from Madagascar, a single mother of two children, whose life changed when her family got clean water close to their home.
They’ve used the time previously spent collecting water to focus on farming to earn a living for the first time.