Back to Gallery. A VISUAL DEPICTION OF PLASTIC POLLUTION – THE FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC – MIXED MEDIA – JAMES NADER
The “Synthetic Seas: A Visual Voyage by James Nader” series, part of the James Nader Photography Project using mixed media, highlights the urgent issue of plastic pollution through compelling visuals. It aims to prompt a reconsideration of plastic consumption and its adverse effects on nature. Plastic pollution has become a significant threat to wildlife and humans, primarily due to single-use plastics derived from fossil fuels found in items like straws, packaging, and bags. Although the harmful impacts of plastic are well known, the global acknowledgement of its severity has been recent. Annually, 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide, and 8.3 billion plastic straws mar our beaches.
The alarming estimate for 2020 was that oceans contain more plastic than fish. Through the “Synthetic Seas: A Visual Voyage by James Nader” series, unease towards consumerism and plastic overuse is visually depicted, aspiring to foster a reflective attitude among viewers towards human-induced environmental impacts via plastic pollution.