The Water

2009Amazon River, Brazil

We traveled up a small tributary of the river and had to stop our canoe. The stream was completely dried up—the cracked river bed unusually exposed. We walked around two stream beds, Edvin (our guide) had never seen the river so low.He also said that normally the water has a low and high every 30 years, and now every other year he sees extreme highs and lows.As we were walking along the cracked river bed Edvin exclaimed that what is missing is the water.

Maya Lin, Global Residency Program

Creative Time / Rockefeller Foundation