Student Photographer of the Year - Samuel Bolduc "The burden"
For this brief, I staged poetic photographs that show people bearing the burden of plastic waste in the environment to show that we must take action to halt plastic pollution now. The characters act as vehicles to express the hope that change can occur, whilst the vastness of the wintry landscapes highlight the small place humankind has in the environment. These images were created in the Lower Saint-Lawrence region in Quebec, Canada, in February 2018. The characters represented are friends, acquaintances and people from the recycling scene who agreed to collaborate on this project. At each encounter, I explained the issues and the impact plastic waste has on the environment.