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

 
In her series of images dubbed 'SOUP', artist Mandy Barker thoughtfully creates peaceful still-life photographs that belie the unsettling truths about the immense amount of man-made garbage polluting the world's oceans. From plastic turtles to fake flowers to fishing lines, Barker collects debris from beaches around the world and assembles them like ingredients for each version of her SOUP photos. The images she creates channel the devastating and toxic enormity that is better known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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