2018 / Science / Environment

Taken For Granted

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Science/Environment
  • Photographer
    Farida Alam

As we continue to exterminate Mother Earth, one tree at a time, for our benefit, we fail to realize that we are in fact destroying our own soul. But Mother Nature knows only to love, she constantly sacrifices herself with every last bit she has to offer. Yet, we simply refuse to care while countless teardrops roll down her cheeks in the form of “natural disaster”. But are they really “natural”, or rather, “artificial” catastrophes? At this pace, it will not be very long before Earth is destroyed, making us baseless like the plate in the picture

My inspiration for photography comes from the people and my surroundings. I love to experience other cultures, meet different people from diverse communities.  I believe in immersion photography and spend months listening, observing and talking with my subjects over the course of a project. Photography has become a part of my identity - a force that makes me think, feel and understand human being and the human condition.