19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Xazar / Oilbow

I have been witnessing this Caspian pollution time by time from my childhood. From 2016 while walking on Caspian side in the early morning a silent voice of the sea asked me to show its pollution. We usually prefer not to see unpleasant things and the economy of my country is based on oil, that's why there was no earthly reason to just complain about it. From that time I was looking for an aesthetic way to draw attention to this problem.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Emin Mathers