Heart of Detritus: Chris Jordan Heads to the Garbage Patch Heart of Detritus: Chris Jordan Heads to the Garbage Patch
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Heart of Detritus: Chris Jordan Heads to the Garbage Patch

by Andrew Price

September 1, 2009
Photographer Chris Jordan (whose work tends to focus on trash-we've covered him here) is traveling to Midway Island with a group of artists to document how the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean is harming the albatrosses there, who mistake plastic for food.Their idea is that the situation around Midway will provide "a multilayered doorway into the heart of the environmental and cultural crisis that humanity is in right now" and they'll be producing photography, writing, and a documentary film from their experiences. Jordan explains more in this video on the project's site.Via Eyeteeth.
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Heart of Detritus: Chris Jordan Heads to the Garbage Patch