A photo essay on plastic pollution in the ocean

suspended, 2018

Photography and film give us a more intimate look at an individual’s interaction with the ocean. People often familiarize themselves with conservation through data and facts. Science is intrinsically objective. We are told what to experience or feel when reading factual articles. However, through art we can live vicariously through the emotions portrayed by the artist. This is a powerful sentiment. Images can ignite reactions and inspire stewardship more efficaciously than numbers and percentages can.

Aristo Risi has compiled an array of confronting visuals to portray our intrusion on the aquatic world. He hopes to use his photography as a catalyst to fuel productive action. This is a reminder you to use your humanity to stand in solidarity with the beings that our existence oppresses.