Thursday, August 11, 2011
Daniel Gonzalez submits Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan is best known for his large-scale photographs of consumer waste. As he has extensively explored this theme, Jordan has been indirectly labeled as a patron of the “green” movement. His photographs seem to form a dialogue with his audience; the world over exists in a consumer-based economy and our relationship to it allows us to identify with his works. He has also focused on other aspects of consumerism; his photographs of deceased albatross chicks from the midway atoll are testament to the harmful effects on other living organisms. Jordan’s compositional strategies incorporate formal elements such as color and shape which structurally organize his photographs. His ability to capture an aesthetic quality from consumer-refuse whilst communicating awareness of its effects is an impressive accomplishment.