"The 2084" is an environmental photo-project created by model Ria Serebryakova. It tells the story of our future if we fail to solve the problem of plastic pollution.
Plastic is everywhere, from inside of our bodies to the depths of the ocean. The plastic used in manufacturing has been an asset crucial to the development of the modern world, instrumental in building wealth and technological innovation, though at the cost of environmental damage.
Even in a situation where we vanished from the face of this planet, plastic will remain as a record of our existence. The price is high, and the damage we are only beginning to witness will extend far into millennia.
With each advancement made and each convenience exploited, we have imposed on ourselves a heavy curse. Nature self corrects, however not at the impetuous pace of man, and healing the damage caused by our reckless disposal of plastic into the environment would take place over the space of milennia.
Plastic tells our story, both the good and the bad, written more permanently than any writing in stone, and it is our responsibility to respect the dual nature of the blessings and curses intertwined.