Can photography change the world? This is the question I often ask myself, and I am not the only one. I am still looking for an answer, but there are artists who are actively trying to change the world with their projects. They are trying to point out to the problems we are facing on a global level. One of such artists is Ben Von Wong. After creating the incredible Mermaids Hate Plastic project, he continued pointing out to the environmental issues through his work. He created another epic project: Mad Max Meets Trump’s America. It relies on a well-known problem we should all be worried about – air pollution. After hearing about President Trump’s recent commitment to bring back coal, his initial idea turned political – and became a fantastic, thought-provoking project in a Mad Max-like setting. What would the world look like if we had new coal mines?
Elliott Montello is an Anglo Argentine living in Vancouver BC. Living life a s a Director, Cinematographer and self proclaimed pinball wizard, Elliot has been involved with numerous music videos and movies. A life long fan of the Mad Max films, he wanted to create his own apocalyptic world but with more of a 21st century feel than the eighties infused originals.[Read More…]