Age of Opacity  Sea of Smog

Ship On Shanghai River As Air Pollution Blankets Shore

Sea of Smog, Shanghai, 2015

A lone ship is steering down the Huangpu river in central Shanghai, seemingly heading into a great nothingness, as towering buildings and the historic Bund skyline have become nearly invisible from thick smog. As the urban environment and all traces of human civilization subside to air pollution at hazardous levels, the smog itself turns into a great, man-made sea we are roaming aimlessly, having lost direction and connection with our nature.