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A series of microscopic images have revealed the incredible details of sand and marine fragments from five Indian Ocean destinations.
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Daniel Lanzilotta started collecting plastic on the beaches of southern France. While his son played, the Bronx native collected the often tiny fragments of plastic he found in the sand, and soon began pocketing these items and making them into sculptures. Over the course of several years, as fresh debris washed up on the shore every day, he realized what a huge problem plastic pollution is for the environment.
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In a traveling exhibit, “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” organized by Anchorage Museum and now on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, artists shine a light on the collective cost of individual littering.
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An art installation project in Bristol, England, is turning the spotlight on the problem of single-use containers.
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The world acclaimed italian photographer Gianni Berengo’s artwork was about to be featured this Fall at the Palazzo Duccale in Venice. The exhibition titled “Mostri a Venezia”- Monsters in Venice, was to present 27 photographs depicting how giant-sized cruise ships have taken over the famed italian city. But in a surprising last minute decision, Venice’s Mayor cancelled the exhibit.
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MTV News spoke to the lead sand sculptor and master instructor at Beach Sand Sculptures company, at Hangout Music Festival, where him and his team were hard at work constructing a fancy sand sculpture — and getting paid to do it. Yep, that’s right, paid to hang out on a beach all day and play in the sand.
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The pain is circular, which is to say it never goes away, arcing through Brandon Anderton’s body in long, looping waves. A line of shorebirds watches Anderton, moving methodically across the scrim of sand, as he carves a picture of the pain that has brought him back to the beach.
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Leave it to a colorblind coal miner to turn waves into works of art. Australian photographer Ray Collins has become known for capturing the swells in otherworldly perspective.
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The second edition of the Syngenta Photography Award invited photographers to respond to the theme of ‘Scarcity-Waste’ – one of the greatest challenges we face today in a world of increasingly limited resources. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London.
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