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Labkhand Olfatmanesh: Baby-maybe in DTLA

  • Union station 800 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

This world has too many people.  I chose not to have children for the sake of the planet, but also for the sake of the child. 
Who would want to be born into a world that is racing toward ecological destruction, overpopulation, and coercive servitude? 

Baby-maybe is an ongoing artist collaboration project conceived to cover social, personal, and ecological issues through the medium of street photography. 

This time I am planning to underscore the issue of how babies are getting exposed to a toxic and unhealthy environment and then become an even bigger problem as adults. 

I would like to dress a young lady in plastic with a big transparent belly made out of plastic with several babies or even just one and spend a day with her in the city of LA and capture different example setups of mom who is dealing with lots of unhealthy environmental issues while unaware of how little choice there is to these kinds of exposure. 

After all, we are biologically and culturally programmed to have kids so here’s my argument: 

When you create somebody, you impose all the risks of life on them! 

photo credit and title: Labkhand Olfatmanesh, Raw