Trash Accumulation Turned into Art

Trash Accumulation Turned into Art

21 June, 2017
#365 Unpacked
Face of consumers’ waste

Humans are visual creatures. Data and statistics can help you sound factual while arguing but it only brings a strong impact when given a face. That is exactly what photographer Antoine Repessé has done with his trash collection.

“We’re often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of a picture can be more powerful than a ton of words,” he says. After accumulating four years of recyclable wastes, he now proudly presents his photograph series called “#365 Unpacked”.

His 70 cubic metres of trash collection includes 1,600 milk bottles, 4,800 toilet rolls and 800 kilograms of newspapers. The photojournalism specialist has separated them categorically, to create eye-catching images that would have a powerful impact on viewers. “I wanted to give an aesthetic dimension to my work,” he says. “The choice of sorting the garbage gives a graphic effect. I tried to produce a perfect picture which evokes something disturbing.”

Repessé hopes that his project can inspire positive changes in the consumption habits of people.

By: Sumichhya Gurung


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