The African country of Senegal is plagued by terrible pollution. To highlight the country's widespread environmental crisis, photographer Fabrice Monteiro and costume designer Doulsy (Jah Gal) collaborated to create a series of photographs featuring trash as high fashion on Senegalese women.
The series titled "The Prophecy" is composed of surreal photos featuring women emerging from the apocalyptic-like polluted environments wearing garbage and debris found around the site. "I wanted to create a tale for kids," Monteiro says in a documentary about the project. "For that I had to build a bridge between art and tradition."
View images from the series below.
Photos: Fabrice Monteiro