Images can be created as a means of communication. They are a medium that informs about physical realities, as well as representing the social and political logic of our communication.
The image ‘Desertification’is the representation of how desertification destroys 6,000 species a year. The imagery was chosen to visually depict this idea with the elephant deteriorating into a cloud of dust, depicting the dry and eroded of arid landscapes. It brings forth factors, such as climate change and human activities.
‘Desertification’is to create awareness to the audience of the extreme climatic changes and how the rapid transformations negatively impact the creatures that have grown accustomed to their environments.
This image is the result of someone’s intention to affect others. Not only does it show the physical realities but also creating an emotional response as the image confronts the audience and makes them question as to ‘what will happen once they’re extinct?’