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U.N. Wants Your Water Photos

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Water is a common issue among indigenous peoples the world over, be it a lack of potable water, the melting and disappearance of glacial ice, or the inundation of floods on developing island nations.

Now people dealing with these issues have a chance at visually documenting their struggle for all to see. The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is inviting indigenous photographers to submit photographs illustrating the theme “Right to Water.”

The forum's announcement stipulates that each submission include a 500-word-maximum biography of the artist, including his or her indigenous identity. Images will be judged based on how well they connect to the theme, as well as on creativity and visual impact, the forum said.

Entries are being accepted from February 10 through March 11, and the winning photos will be exhibited at U.N. headquarters in New York during the Tenth Session of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues in May.

For photo specs and other information, visit the site of the upcoming meeting of the Secretariat of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.