Saturday, 26 March 2011

Chris Jordan - Midway

This sad but compelling photograph is taken from Chris Jordan's 'Midway' series.  He photographed the dead remains of baby albatrosses, on Midway Atoll - a remote series of tiny islands more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.  Their parents, mistaking floating pieces of plastic rubbish for food, feed the chicks with our detritus, which ends up killing the hatchlings: as Jordan puts it, 'reflecting back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism'.

Other series featured on his website include his astonishing images of the aftermath of Katrina. 

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