In this thought-provoking photograph, I capture the image of a poster taped to the outer wall of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The photograph offers a candid and authentic glimpse into the complexities of modern life in China.
The poster features a teddy bear wearing a gas mask, a powerful symbol of the impact of pollution and environmental degradation on China's people and wildlife. The teddy bear is holding a fishing pole that is attached to a bunch of garbage pop cans, further emphasizing the devastating impact of pollution on the environment.
As an artist, I sought to capture the stark contrast between the beauty and history of the Forbidden City and the challenges that modern China faces. This visual narrative offers a window into a world that is grappling with issues of environmental sustainability and human impact.
This photograph serves as a testament to the power of human connection and the beauty of capturing a fleeting moment in time, forever immortalizing the spirit and essence of a place through the art of photography.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2015