Paige Middleton

Coastal Contamination highlights the destructive impact of human activity on the environment; both on land and marine life in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a sparsely populated region that is designated for conservation. The backshore – the undefined area between the land and sea linking the ecosystems together – has become contaminated with runoff pollution, indicating mankind’s recklessness towards the natural environment.

These images act as a visual warning that further damage is inevitable if mankind continues to exploit the land. I have created the body of work to generate an increase in environmental awareness, highlight the fragility of the environment and to foster a sense of connection between the viewer and their surroundings.

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