Mandy Barker’s ‘Hong Kong Soup’

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Hong Kong has a serious littering problem. Its severity has even prompted a campaign called ‘The Face of Litter‘ by The Hong Kong Cleanup Initiative to shame the public by collecting their DNA samples from more than 4,000 tons of litter collected from the streets, resulting in 27 facial composites plastered across billboards in the city. On a much smaller but no less important scale is UK photographer Mandy Barker’s — whose current work focuses on the waste management crisis — latest art project entitled ‘Hong Kong Soup’, where trash was collected from 30 some beaches over the span of three years. Barker explains, “The series aims to engage with the public by stimulating an emotional response, combining a contradiction between initial aesthetic attraction with an awareness of encouraging social responsibility.”

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