18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
White Trash

In response to the growing use of single-use plastics, including polystyrene take-out containers, I created this image of the 'Styrofoam Elf' - just think of the Styrofoam Elf and the mining of their precious Styrofoam when you get your next takeout meal. Our thoughtless consumption is threatening their existence by wiping out their ancestral styrofoam mines.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Emma Eckert