Julia Potato’s “Sad Colours of the Ocean” Reveals a Huge Problem

All photos by Julia Potato. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Environmental issues are among the most pressing topics that photographers today are addressing, not only for documentary work but also for fine art projects. Among these is the work of Moscow-based Julia Potato, which uses a creative and colorful spin to the world’s worsening plastic crisis. Still, it’s easy to see that the goal remains the same: to open our eyes to the reality that this problem comes in all shapes and colors. If you like the idea of making art — and delivering a compelling message — out of the unlikeliest materials, you will appreciate the approach of this series.

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