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This exhibition was created by Maximilian Feichtner, Jonas Stuck, Ayushi Dhawan, Christina Lennartz, and Simone M. Müller in 2021 under a CC BY 4.0 International license. This refers only to the text and does not include image rights.

Images used in the exhibition carry individual licenses (please click on an image for information). The images below are featured on the exhibition landing page. Please click for details.

Photograph by John Messina, 1972.


Photograph by Jonas Stuck, 2019.


Petri Damstén, My Lake, 2021.


Petri Damstén, Kiss of Death, 2013.


Discussion at the 39th meeting of the parties to the London Convention and the London Protocol at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2017. Unknown photographer, 2017.

Photograph by the International Maritime Organization, 2017. The London Convention / London Protocol (39th Meeting).


This haunting graffiti on a trash container exhibited close to Lyon, France, protests the ecological catastrophe caused by the oil spill from BP’s Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Photograph by Thierry Ehrmann, 2010.

Photograph by Thierry Ehrmann, 2010.


Detail of the graphic essay “Toxic Inheritance” that takes you on an intriguing visual journey to the polluted rainforests of Ecuador. Click the image to read the full essay.

Illustration by Jonas Fischer.


Unknown photographer, no date.