"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 role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming." Chris Jordan, Seattle, 2007One million plastic cups used on U.S. airlines every 6 hours, two million plastic beverage bottles used every five minutes, 60,000 plastic bags used every five seconds. Jordan's series is truly a portrait of astronomical waste.
But Jordan's view into American culture doesn't stop with environmental travesties. He touches on everything from health care (9 million children without health insurance in 2007) to violence (29,569 gun-related deaths in 2004) to war ($12.5 million spent every hour on the war in Iraq).
The true impact of Jordan's numbers and art must be seen. If nothing else, it'll serve as a reminder to give your air conditioner a break, bring your canvas bags to the grocery store, and always carry your Sigg.
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