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‘Ghosts’ delves into the haunting reality of ocean acidification and its catastrophic impact on coral reefs. The composition abstractions of bleached coral structures, their ghostly white forms serving as a stark reminder of the vibrant ecosystems they once housed. The image draws attention to the fact that human activities, such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation, are releasing excessive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This CO2 is absorbed by our oceans, leading to a decrease in pH levels and causing the water to become more acidic. The result is a weakened capacity for corals to produce calcium carbonate, essential for their skeletal structure, thus leading to the phenomenon known as coral bleaching.
In a world where approximately 25% of marine life depends on these coral ecosystems, ‘Ghosts’ serves not just as a work of art, but as an urgent call to action to address the human behaviours contributing to this ecological crisis.
Citizen: Laura Onea
Photography & Artwork: Khandiz
The image is printed on Hahnemühle Hemp Eco Fine Art paper, made with 60% hemp fibres and 40% cotton linters – a leftover from the oil and textile industry, which gives it a natural look and feel, and reduces the environmental impact of the paper. The paper is also acid-free, ligning-free and OBA-free, making it perfect for long-term display. The print studio we use is carbon-neutral. Prints are produced on demand to reduce waste, and we use drop shipping to reduce the distance the print travels to reach you.
The shoot itself was done using only daylight, and all participants travelled to the studio using public transport.
One way you can help is by purchasing one of the stunning prints from The I AM IMPACT Project. 10% of the sale of each print will go to the HIP Gallery until 31 December 2023 to support them in continuing their work in the Humber region, thereafter 100% of profits are donated to on-the-ground grassroots organisations on solutions for the impacts of climate change on carbon sinks.
So not only will you be getting a beautiful piece of art for your home or office, but you’ll also be helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
Thank you for your support!
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