From May 25 to June 24, 2016, the Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg is presenting Bis zum letzten Tropfen (Till the last drop), a group exhibition of works by Manuel Bauer, Uwe H. Martin and Dmitrij Leltschuk. The winners of the 2014 Greenpeace Award travelled in Nepal, Russia and the USA, documenting the impact of climate change and environmental destruction on people there.
Leltschuck covered the Komi Izhemtsy nomads in the Russian tundra. Mineral oil from damaged pipelines and abandoned drilling sites pollute the grazing areas and drinking water of the reindeer breeders and their herds.
Martin on the other hand, together with Frauke Huber, draws attention to the dangers of unsustainable agriculture: millions of people in North America are dependent on supply systems threatened by drought. Around one quarter of all the produce in the USA comes from California’s dried out Central Valley.
Bauer also focusses on the theme of drought, visiting the Nepalese Himalaya mountain region, where inhabitants of the village of Sam Dzong are forced to move to a neighbouring valley. Because of the on-going lack of water, they can no longer work their fields. The move is being financed by, among other things, donations for Bauer’s photo project.
Further information about the exhibition and side programme can be found at: Museum der Arbeit.