Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Plastic Pop Bottles, 2007
Depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes.

Detail : Pop Bottles

Plastic Bags, 2007
Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the US every five seconds.

Detail: Plastic Bags

Cigarettes, 2007
Depicts 65,000 cigarettes, equal to the number of American teenagers under age eighteen who become addicted to cigarettes every month.

Detail: Cigarettes

Cell Phones, 2007
Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

Detail: Cell Phones
This photographic series by Chris Jordon is fascinating to me, and I thought I would share it. Please view other works in this series (as well as his series on the aftermath of Katrina, a signed edition I received on my birthday) on his website
chris jordan photography

1 comment:

Bammy said...

:::whispering::: I got some Chantix today... gonna try it again.. shhh....