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"A photo might tell a thousand words - but how was it created, and who did it affect?
This screenshot tells a more complete story on how art can be used to ignite conversations on issues that are important and represents the kind of impact I aspire to create with each one of my projects.
This photo, created with a team of volunteers, generated over 80,000 petition signatures to support the creation of shark sanctuaries.
Every year, we kill 100 Million sharks - because of fear, indifference, or greed. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can co-exist. All it takes is a little bit of interest and curiosity to get the conversation started.
Is it possible to measure the impact of art?
I’m not sure it’s possible, but we can celebrate milestones - and this was one of mine. My first project, dedicated to ocean conservation.
By investing in this milestone, 50% of proceeds from this sale will be donated to PangeaSeed Foundation - a nonprofit that supports artivists around the world fighting for ocean conservation. The other 50%, will go to support a future ocean conservation project that I’ve been wanting to create, but haven’t been able to find the sponsors for.
Buy it now for $100,000 - to commemorate the 100 Million sharks killed, every single year. Or simply bid what you can, and I’ll wait for Tezos to hit the moon before converting it into art."
- Von Wong
Benjamin Von Wong's work lies at the intersection of fantasy and photography and combines everyday objects with shocking statistics. It has attracted the attention of corporations, like Starbucks, Dell, and Nike, and has generated over 100 million views for causes like ocean plastics, electronic waste, and fashion pollution. Most recently, he was named one of Adweek's 11 content branded masterminds.
He is also the host of a Top 5% podcast called Impact Everywhere, and a creative advisor for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance and the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network.
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