"MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" is a photographic series inspired by the Great Garbage Patch, an oceanic gyre where the world’s trash spirals into a massive accumulation of mostly broken down plastic in the middle of the Pacific. This series is a sci-fi interpretation of this very real environmentally disastrous phenomenon.

"ENVISIONING THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH" is an essay accompanying the photo series "Message in a Bottle" shared at the annual conference at NYU Gallatin, TRASH TALK, that reviewed differing ways the gyre has been portrayed in the media as a comment on our incapacity to visualize the environmental phenomenon in both space and time.

Photos & Research by Sheiva Rezvani