Brian Cassey's photo of Cairns burns survivor Carol Mayer shortlisted in Portrait of Humanity | Even after 85% burns, Carol's photos will be displayed in the exhibition space, 200 photos will be sent on an endless journey
Photos of Bern Survivor Carol Mayer selected for Portrait of Humanity 2020 Contest
Carol is still alive and happy after burning 85% of a 2000 home fire in Australia
Jun 13, 2020, 05:58 AM IST
This is 53-year-old Carol Mayer from Australia. Seeing these photos at first sight, you can get distracted for a moment, but you should watch these photos carefully because they will be exhibited in space in September. These photographs have been selected for the Portrait of Humanity 2020 Contest, which aims to convey the message of peace and unity on behalf of mankind to the entire Universe.
200 photos will travel from earth to infinity
This Contest of the Best Photos Around the World is organized by the 1854 Media Company, the publisher of the 'Portrait of Humanity' British Journal of Photography. Its nomination started in October last year which lasted till 21 January 2020. Now in September 2020, these 200 photos will be displayed through a screen in the stratosphere above the earth and then encoded in binary digits and sent to remote space.
Photos in binary code will reach alien civilization
Organizers say that these pictures will be converted into numbers and sent “a message of peace and unity from mankind to the infinite ends”. This message will go on an infinite journey, until an alien civilization finds it and decodes it.