Message from the Gyre. Chris Jordan.
venres, 23 de outubro do 2009, por isaac-cordal.

A nova serie de fotografías de Chris Jordan son un documento brutal de denuncia sobre os efectos dos residuos plásticos, residuos que convértense en alimento dos albatros na costa do atolón Midway, no Oceáno Pacífico Norte. Lentamente todo tipo de fragmentos sintéticos como chisqueiros, tapóns, bolígrafos, redes, etc pasan a formar parte dunha cadea alimenticia mortal. As fotografías foron realizadas nun descampado no que os restos de 200 cadaveres de albatros convértense nun terrorífico "bodegón" de obxectos cotiáns. Ver a serie de fotos.

O equipo de Midway, aparte de Chris Jordan, está formado por Bill Weaver, Jan Vozenilek, Vitoria Sloan Jordan e Manuel Maqueda,

Podes seguir o blog co proceso de traballo que realizaron en http://www.midwayjourney.com/

Conferencia de Chris Jordan en Ted

Midway
Message from the Gyre

These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world’s most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.

Chris Jordan.

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