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My Scholarship 2013 entry - A 'place' I have visited

We subconsciously link terms such as ‘pristine’ to our imaginings of Australia’s world famous coast and deny – or are simply oblivious to – the devastating reality of our own poor waste disposal procedures. What I'd hoped to capture was not the crystal seas and golden sands that we depart to when we daydream, but the actuality of its true, current state.

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 4 July 2013 | Views [711] | View Larger Image

We subconsciously link terms such as ‘pristine’ to our imaginings of Australia’s world famous coast and deny – or are simply oblivious to – the devastating reality of our own poor waste disposal procedures. What I'd hoped to capture was not the crystal seas and golden sands that we depart to when we daydream, but the actuality of its true, current state. "For images to truly ‘touch us’ they must no longer be the soothing physic that beauty deceitfully promises" (Georges Didi-Huberman)

Tags: australia, beaches, coast, environment, environmental degradation, ocean, pollution, sea, sydney, zoe archer

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