Chris Jordan

As a photographic artist, Chris Jordan explores the detritus of contemporary mass culture, from photographs of mountains of garbage to photo-based conceptual works that visually connect the viewer to otherwise abstract statistics associated with the things we waste. In his Running the Numbers series, millions of plastic bottles become an ocean, the ocean plastic pollution becomes a tsunami, and so on.

Jordan’s work has been exhibited around the world in solo and group exhibitions, most recently at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, and at Passage de Retz in Paris, where he was awarded the 2011 Prix Pictet Commission Prize. In 2010 he received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, and in 2007 participated in the “Envisioning Change” exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, where he was presented a Green Leaf Award. With large-scale prints held in public and private art collections around the globe, Jordan has been featured in magazines, newspapers, blogs and documentary films around the world, and has published three of his own stunning books of photography.

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Chris Jordan

Midway Journey