Tuesday, January 29, 2008

From the Real World

Chris Jordan
I had this passed to me by one of the other members of An Droichead:

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait

" This series 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. "

Take a look - especially consider the scale of the images. I normally find a lot of this kind of concept work more annoying than in any way valuable. Jordan is however an extremely skilled and keen eyed photographer. He is bringing that eye to these commentaries on environment and conspicuous consumption in America.

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