Director: Chris Jordan
Run time: 97 min
While studying the issue of ocean plastic pollution you can learn about a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. Thousands of young albatrosses lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. Not only is this devastating because of the suffering experienced by the birds, but also because of the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.
Chris Jordan’s work explores the collective shadow of contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives. Walking the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible, Jordan’s images confront the enormous power of humanity’s collective will. His works are exhibited and published worldwide.
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