Gallery: Mandy Barker’s SOUP Photographs Bring Awareness to Ocean Trash

SOUP: Ruinous Rememberance, Ingredients: plastic flowers, leaves, stems and fishing line. Additives: bones, skull, feathers and fish
 
Barker's aim, to "stimulate an emotional response in the viewer by combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction and social awareness" has been met with success. She has encountered people who "haven't heard of the 'garbage patch'," while "others have been shocked by the diverse content of plastics found in the world's oceans and have asked what can be done." The British-based photographer is now seeking support to expand upon the project.

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