Not Signed-In
Which clippings match 'Chris Jordan' keyword pg.1 of 1
01 JANUARY 2013

Midway Atoll where albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic

1
2
3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

TAGS

2012 • albatross • animal cruelty • bottle top • Chris Jordancritical habitatdebrisdestructive practices • ecological disaster • ecological responsibility • environmental consequences • environmental tragedy • Honoluluhuman activities • ingesting • marine debris • microbeads • Midway Atoll • Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge • Pacific islandphotographer • photographic narrative • plasticplastic bottles • remote location • remote paradise • responsibilityrubbish • sea birds • short filmtoxic materialsunnecessary sufferingvisual journey • wildlife conservation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
11 NOVEMBER 2007

Running the Numbers: contemporary North American culture through the austere lens of statistics

"Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries in the U.S. every month.

This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming."
(Chris Jordan, Seattle, 2008)

Fig.1 Depicts 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours.

1

Sign-In

Sign-In to Folksonomy

Can't access your account?

New to Folksonomy?

Sign-Up or learn more.