“BLEACHED" is a short film that aims to stimulate engagement with the global environmental issue of coral and anemone bleaching.

Watch "BLEACHED" here.


I created the film by placing coated prints of photographs that I captured during visits to L’Aquarium de Barcelona and Bristol Zoo Aquarium in a bleach-filled container. The chemical slowly stripped the prints of their colour, much like increasing ocean temperatures due to climate change strips corals of their colour by pushing them to expel the symbiotic algae living in their tissues. Without symbiotic algae, corals can die from starvation or become so weakened by a lack of food that they succumb to harmful bacteria.


Charlotte Greenwood is an environmentally concerned experimental photographer based in London. Originally from the North West of England, she moved to the capital in 2017 to study a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration and Visual Media at the University of the Arts London and graduated with a First-Class Honours in 2021. Drawing inspiration from organic form, texture and abstraction, her practice explores the unpredictability and uncontrollability of nature, and often looks to find the beauty in destruction. Her most recent series, Cliché-verres in Colour, documents her investigation into how traditional art supplies and materials interact and chemically react with household substances.

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