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Chris Jordan: Picturing the American way of life February 4, 2009

Posted by Andreas in "The Economy", Environment, Life, Society, Sustainable Living.
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Just came across the amazing work of US photographer Chris Jordan. He has found brilliant ways of depicting the modern, First World way of life from mass consumption to mass incarceration. Check out the examples below (with text from his website) and go to www.chrisjordan.com for much more.

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Cell Phones, 2007 60x100" Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

Detail at actual size

Detail at actual size

Prison Uniforms, 2007 10x23 feet in six vertical panels  Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world.

Prison Uniforms, 2007 10x23 feet in six vertical panels Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world.

Detail at actual size

Detail at actual size

Barbie Dolls, 2008 60x80"  Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.

Barbie Dolls, 2008 60x80" Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.

Detail at actual print size

Detail at actual print size

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1. l_t - August 1, 2009

wow i didnt realize how so much of one thing can make something else. thats amazing. its great work!!


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