Intolerable Beauty: Chris Jordan Photographs Our Waste

Intolerable Beauty: Chris Jordan Photographs Our Waste

Stephanie Kinnear
Jan 27, 2010

As much as we try to be aware of all the waste we create in our homes—the packaging, the outdated electronics, the worn out linens—its easy to lose sight of the problem. Especially when you can roll the trash bin to the curb once a week and all that waste magically disappears.

Chris Jordan's photo series "Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of Mass Consumption" examines all our waste in a beautiful, frightening, and eye-opening way. Some of the photos look like abstract pieces of art (the discarded circuit boards above) and others look like real, polluting, upsetting trash (the oil filters in Seattle).

Get a closer look at Chris' photos here.

This sort of photo series makes the reality of the situation really hit home. We create too much trash. How can we create less?

Via: Matador Network

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