13 million tons of plastic make their way into our oceans every year. Not only plastic bags and fishing nets, also bigger peaces of plastic like car parts, rubbish bins and other stuff that really should not be there.
It decays into ever smaller peaces, so small, that it becomes invisible for our eyes. But that's where carelessness strikes back and becomes threatening. Threatening for the whole ecosystem.
This influence on our environment hasn't let me go since I have started studying more and more about it later last year. Being engaged working on it as my next photography project since October 2016, visiting the german coast of the North Sea doing my own field investigations and being supported with insights into research on this important topic by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany and the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research in Büsum, Germany it became bigger an very important to me to show what's done against this issue. I have now made it to my final photography project, the one I will receive my Bachelor of Arts degree.
2,5 months in since handing in my official Bachelor concept, I am now finished with travelling and photographing. Now the fun part begins: selecting and editing all the pictures and planing the exhibition! Decisions about the right hanging of pictures, paper, printing, framing need to be made and communication material for the exhibition needs to be designed and ordered. Still a lot to do! But in the end it'll become something great, I know it!
Save the Date: Vernissage Friday, 21st of July 2017, 6 pm in Bielefeld. Exhibition open Saturday and Sunday, 11-6 pm.
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