Clara de Martel, Palo Alto High School, Santa Monica, CA

Before looking at this photograph more closely I hadn’t noticed the father in the background carrying his child and walking with his other child behind him. I also hadn’t really paid attention to the big blue and yellow trash cans as well as the construction in the back. Even in beautiful places, like the beach, trash cans are present and this reminds me of our consumerist society and of the effect we have on all nature everywhere.