We rarely think about how our mindless consumption affects the lives of creatures without a voice. On Midway Island, a remote cluster of islands miles from mainland human interface, albatrosses have taken a serious hit. Chris Jordan began photographing the thousands of birds that were dying on the islands, a result of their innocent feeding on lethal plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean. Jordan blurs the line between memorial ceremony and abstract art with his work as each open carcass is contrasted by piles of garbage that lies within it. Jordan’s "Midway: Message from the Gyre" is powerful, sad, and eye-opening, and I can’t wait to see what else he has in store. To donate to The Midway Project click here.

Images Courtesy of Chris Jordan Photography

 

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