When I first saw Marina Blanca I saw its beauty. Then, I looked down.
It is my hope that these documentary photos will move us to change our attitudes. The photo-works, taken over a period of ten months in three sessions, were edited during shooting, and not cropped. The subjects of the photos were not moved nor manipulated in any way. The final output is non-manipulated as well, save minor exposure compensation.
The concept is to make a graphically beautiful art statement with choreographed photos by documenting the natural, somewhat random and sometimes almost humorous juxtaposition of post-consumer waste on our local beaches.
It was out of this practice that a vision was born. Connecting with Khalid Jalal and now 22 plus other artists, we worked together to curate an art exhibition that would point to the beauty that is right before our eyes, and also the practices of man that can preserve that beauty or destroy it. The first meeting in August 2009, was the birth of the initiative Art and Environment; Keep Morocco Beautiful.
We assert that Art is a catalyst for change. We hope that our guests will be moved to action.
The photo series title is “new species”