Portraits of American Mass Consumption
On view: September 1 – October 15, 2005
Chris Jordan explores the country’s industrial yards and waste facilities, where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical, full of irony and even strangely beautiful. These vast piles of junk serve as visual metaphors for the difficult questions that Americans face as the earth’s most voracious resource gluttons.
Chris Jordan’s large-format color photographs are being shown this year in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Milano Italy.