Posts Tagged ‘Chris Jordan’

Chris Jordan’s Midway Journey

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Early into my trash blogging career, people started to send me links to photographer Chris Jordan‘s work, which over the years I have turned over into several posts. This latest link (thanks, Chelsea!) is a talk by the artist himself, describing how he strives to help the viewer visualize incomprehensibly large numbers, and to “make global issues personal.” Check out what he has to say about his work and what a replica of Van Gogh’s Starry Night made of 50,000+ discarded cigarette lighters has to do with the Pacific Gyre. It’s a frightening tale of the consequences of plastic. As Jordan puts it, “This is the Earth’s alarm system going off…”


Midway: Message From the Gyre

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trash photographer Chris Jordan whose work documenting American mass consumption we’ve posted on before, has a troubling new series called “Midway,” in which he shows what happens when albatross chicks eat too much plastic.

Thanks to all the tipsters who sent me this link!

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