where it might end up.
An artist photographer based in Seattle Washington, Chris Jordan is best known for his works depicting waste, mass consumption
and ocean garbage.
On Midway Atoll, a remote cluster of islands more than two thousand miles from the nearest continent, the detritus of our mass consumption surfaces in an astonishing place. Inside the stomachs of thousands of dead albatrosses.
The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast and polluted Pacific Ocean.
For me says Chris Jordan, kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appalling emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.
Like the albatross, we first world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirit.
Choked to death on our waste, the mythical albatross calls upon us to recognise that our greatest challenge lies not out there
but within us...