SOS exhibit by markftoronto

SOS exhibit

This summer we've had a temporary art installation down at the waterfront. It's called SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers). The exhibit is a collection of 25 bright orange floating figures holding on to inner tubes. Each figure represents 1 million refugees (apparently, there are almost 26 million refugees globally).
I, somehow, missed the floating exhibit but was passing by when they were wrapping everything up and getting the swimmers ready for transportation.
I considered leaving it in colour but found the bright orange to be too much of a distraction for the photo. I think it's just as powerful (maybe more so) in black and white.
Nice b&w capture. Quite a powerful statement & image. Fav & follow.
September 18th, 2019  
@ajisaac Thank you!
September 18th, 2019  
the orange is really bright, this bw really shows a lot of texture - fascinating!
September 18th, 2019  
What an impressive exhibit
September 18th, 2019  
Oh I never heard about this exhibit or my daughter and I would've made a point of seeing it. I think you did well with the black and white. fav.
September 19th, 2019  
@bruni Thanks! I took another shot looking straight on but it was really creepy. Looked like they were trying to strangle each other.
September 20th, 2019  
@milaniet Yes, it is.
September 20th, 2019  
@koalagardens The bnw version definitely tones it down. The orange figures probably work well when they are in the water and some ways away. However, up close the orange is pretty intense.
September 20th, 2019  
Powerful, indeed. You captured it well.
September 27th, 2019  
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