Chris Jordan – “Running the Numbers”

by blokink

Running the Numbers looks at modern American consumer culture through the sobering lens of statistics. Jordan uses particular quantities of objects to portray a (usually alarming) statistic. In his words.. “This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

The images below depict 32,000 Barbies,
equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.
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Below, depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.
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Check out Chris Jordan’s site here