‘Beyond Drifting’ was conceived as an ‘antique’ science book from 1800’s, to reflect the pioneering discoveries of plankton made by John Vaughan Thompson at that time. As well as including ‘specimens’ created from recovered plastic, images of areas on the shoreline, and in the water, of where the plastic was recovered also illustrate the book •
This image shows the area of Glounthaune, Cork Harbor, through the train window •
This @mandybarkerphotography) sharing images of my Prix Pictet shortlisted series ‘Beyond Drifting’ highlighting current scientific research that plankton are ingesting micro plastic particles. You can learn more about my work at http://mandy-barker.com #cork #ireland #plasticpollution #plankton #marinedebris #view #photography #art #sustainable #environment
Shared by smithsonianmagazine (Smithsonian) and selected for Art.