Ice_Climate Change

Akifa Shaik

Como Secondary College

Year 12

Digital photography on foam board

52 x 70cm

My work addresses the ever-present issue of climate change and global warming. I photographed ice blocks as a means to symbolically represent melting icebergs, the quintessential image of climate change. Drops of saturated red were used to symbolise the vitality of life and the trails of red highlight the fragility of life of Earth. A shallow depth of field was used to focus on the cracked texture of ice and dramatic lighting was used to isolate the subject. A black background symbolises the finality of our inevitable end. The contrast of black and white places an emphasis on the red, a plea for help, for action against the threat of climate change.

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