Climate change is at the forefront of global issues and I often wonder what I can do to make an impact. When given the opportunity to raise awareness about climate change through my passion for photography and art, I was excited to participate. I was also inspired by the work of Fabrice Monteiro, a photographer who demonstrates the stark reality of real-world problems. In my work, I knew the photo needed to be bold and striking—it needed to be something memorable that would really stick with viewers. The model looks gory and sick which is a reflection of the reality of our trajectory. It represents humanity’s fate, a wasteland overtaken by plastic if we continue using plastic items. We need to realize the harsh reality of our future and be the change we want to see in the world. For me, this is one way I could try to make a difference. My goal is to create something impactful that provokes viewers to consider how they can also affect change.