BY Emma Orlow
on Sep 27, 2012
We rarely think about how our mindless consumption affects the lives of creatures without a voice. On Midway Island, a remote cluster of islands miles from mainland human interface, albatrosses have taken a serious hit. Chris Jordan began photographing the thousands of birds that were dying on the islands, a result of their innocent feeding on lethal plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. Jordan blurs the line between memorial ceremony and abstract art with his work as each open carcass is contrasted by piles of garbage that lies within it. Read More
BY Intern Stephanie V.
on Nov 09, 2009
Photography is a timeless medium, with frozen moments captured in beauty and macabre. Planet Magazine shines a light on the devastating and the enrapturing work of Chris Jordan with his latest collection, "Midway." The series focuses on albatross birds in various states of decay, located in a remote sanctuary in the North Pacific.These post-mortem portraits are visceral and haunting with the suggest imagery - albatross chicks limply on the ground with the contents of their stomachs pouring out (plastic bottle caps, lighters, scraps, and other waste). Read More