My Mission - As an artist, to inspire the building of a more sustainable future. As an entrepreneur, to show and sell my work. As an advocate, to create awareness of marine plastic pollution. As a witness to show proof. As a public speaker, to add to the discourse about plastics in our environment. As a creative collaborator, to partner with institutions and companies taking a stand. And as an educator, to guide students in a multi-discipline approach to rethinking plastic packaging.


I gratefully acknowledge the editorial staff at National Geographic for making this moment possible. Now on the newsstands all around the country, The September 2019 issue featuring my work in “Planet or Plastic”.



Barry Rosenthal is an award winning photographer and artist. He works out of his studio at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, New York. He creates his collections 'Found in Nature' and 'Photobotanicus' from found objects. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York. Currently an artist resident at Chashama.