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Von Wong: Strawpocalypse Photo

Von Wong: Strawpocalypse

Photographer Von Wong has highlighted the issues around plastic straws in his latest imagery and an installation. Called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” it is in Saigon and features over 168,000 straws which were gathered over six months by clean up groups. These were then cleaned, sorted, and attached to a 3.3m (10 ft+) tall art installation called the strawpocalypse.

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A photographer, a mermaid and 10,000 plastic bottles Photo

A photographer, a mermaid and 10,000 plastic bottles

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong has become well known recently for his large photography projects that have far reach on social media and simultaneously carry a social message. This time, his message is plastic pollution in the form of plastic bottles, not the most exciting of subjects. To make the subject a bit more flashy and appealing he sought the help of a colorful mermaid, and a project was born.

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Von Wong: Shark Shepherd Photo

Von Wong: Shark Shepherd

As usual, Ben Von Wong’s latest photo shoot has gone viral, but this time the resulting image was for a good cause, sharks. Together with Shark Stewards, Von Wong is supporting a petition to create a Malaysian shark sanctuary with his image, Shark Shepherd. The fantastic underwater image required many hands and many hours to create what appears to be a woman and two sharks digitally manipulated to be in the same frame.

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