New photography exhibition in Worthing focuses on raw sewage in Sussex

Marc O'Halleron
Marc O’Halleron

Mark explained: “I live on the Sussex coast and like many of us love to make the most of it, often taking walks along our rivers and coastline.

“However, until last year I was perhaps relatively unaware of how these places were treated. That was until I read about Southern Water’s record £90m fine sterling for illegally dumping raw sewage into the sea for several years which inspired my work Still Waters which is the last major project of my MA in Photography at Falmouth University.

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“I spent three months photographing the sites of CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) in our county, and a selection of these images will be on display at the Colonnade House Gallery in Worthing from April 5-10.

“My aim with the exhibit is to raise awareness of this issue – not only how our waterways are often treated as a dumping ground in the name of profit, but also to make us all think twice about what we throw away without thinking about the consequences .”

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