Konstantynów Łódzki, Poland
2017, High School, Art
Reading about ocean pollution created some emotional, dark images in my head. I felt like I have to take a photograph of my imagination to make people care, so that they will try to help, not damage, our ocean. I reflected on our future. The old man, covered in gold and wealth stands for the rich, careless people. He contaminated the earth, selfishly overused energy, threw rubbish away, set up more and more factories, built walls between him and the nature. His misdeeds contributed to global warming. The glaciers started to melt, taking the polar bears’ home away. Debris made animals sick, sea level rose, and the incredibly polluted ocean started to deluge the land. The old man, having realised that it’s all his fault, helplessly climbed the ladder and let the ocean surround him. Do we really want to be that old man? So let’s start helping, not destroying. Let’s give our ocean a better future!