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    Right off a busy path in Toronto's High Park, a stream is teeming with litter, mostly plastic bags. In this image I am wearing a swimsuit I made with plastic bags found along the stream. Even though I don't like to admit it, garbage is a core part of my identity, as much as my gender and heritage are. After I die, my waste will outlive me - by up to 1,000 years. Garbage is an understated part of my legacy, and the legacy of millions of other people across the world.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 15
    Lighting 9
    Creativity 14
    Story 16

    Powerful portrait Sage. I love how thoughtful you are, both visually and in your caption. Another fantastic comment from Your Shot photographer Cynthia C.: "Really like reading your point of view about garbage. How can we change the world? Do we really make a difference as individuals? We are responsible for every bit of it. You make me think about the future and if I doing enough as an individual. Thank you for this."

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 26, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2018
    Location: High Park North, Ontario, Canada
    Camera: SONY ILCE-7SM2
    Focal Length: 35 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 320
    Copyright: © Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart
    Categories: Culture, People, Portraits
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2018, Visualizing Your Identity