With my Harena Now project, I want to spark conversation about a lesser-known environmental and humanitarian issue; the global sand crisis. Some experts predict that due to the booming demand for sand in industries such as construction and fracking, sand may run out. Sand mafias have sprung up, people have lost their homes, livelihoods and lives and the consequences to eco-systems is dire. As I work with, and within, nature using predominantly alternative photographic processes, I wanted to take a non-documentary approach to the subject, using the outside 'darkroom' to make my images with sand, sunlight and seawater. By doing so, I hope to create a jolt of juxtaposition between the aesthetic and the background story.
Mandisa Baptiste • Simon Fremont • Dayana Sharon Marconi • Maryann Morris • Philip Morris • Chris Northey • Josie Purcell • Philip Singleton • Jo Sutherst • Ashley Truckey •