05.07.19 The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That We Currently Live In.
Uğur Gallenkuş is a Turkish graphic designer who aims to draw attention to various injustices happening all over the world. He creates dramatic collages by combining photographs from different parts of the world to show the extreme contrast between them and his art is truly eye-opening. The artist says that an image can be more effective than a thousand words. “The solution to a crisis can be described by many complicated words, but you don’t need to know a language to read and understand a work of art. Art is the master of all languages,” says Uğur. “I wish that the whole world would live by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s phrase “Peace at Home, Peace in the World”, which was implemented as the foreign policy of Turkey.” Gallen takes innocuous photos that any of us might run across in an average day and juxtaposes them with photos that have similar compositions or elements, but tell an entirely different story. The two worlds in Gallen's creations live side by side, rarely touching, except in these pieces of art that show the striking contrast between parallels. The world that many of us take for granted is only a fairy tale to others, while the harsh reality some live with is unreal, the fodder for entertainment. Credit: ugurgallen
Poverty deprives people of adequate education, health care and of life's most basic necessities- safe living conditions (including clean air and clean drinking water) and an adequate food supply. The developed (industrialized) countries today account for roughly 20 percent of the world's population but control about 80 percent of the world's wealth.
Poverty and pollution seem to operate in a vicious cycle that, so far, has been hard to break. Even in the developed nations, the gap between the rich and the poor is evident in their respective social and environmental conditions.