Photographing American Consumerism

Chris Jordan "looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books."

Some of his works are now exhibited in Second Life: SL URL, more info, Flickr screengrabs.
-- thank you, Francis

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