An unconventional photography exhibition in London has turned toxic pollution into art to raise awareness about the British capital’s persistent air-quality problems.
Visual artists and scientists have teamed up for the exhibition, entitled What On Earth, which explores the climate crisis through 26 artworks, running until July 24.
Exhibits include ethereal images on delicate dark blue paper with splashes of white that evoke pristine oceans but actually show the contamination of London’s air.
They were produced using air samples provided by scientists at Imperial College London.
The samples were then captured and printed using cyanotype, a traditional method of producing images from light that enables sunlight to reveal toxic particles.
The Crown Estate, which manages property owned by Queen Elizabeth II, gave The Koppel Project, the arts charity behind the