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Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait
Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culturethrough the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specificquantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (fiveminutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of canconsumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing thesequantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone,such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feelabstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with andmake meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3million Americans in prison, or 32,000 breast augmentation surgeries inthe U.S. every month.
This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures ofour society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled fromthousands of smaller photographs. Employing themes such as the nearversus the far, and the one versus the many, I hope to raise somequestions about the roles and responsibilities we each play asindividuals in a society that is increasingly enormous,incomprehensible, and overwhelming.
~chris jordan, Seattle, 2008
Prison Uniforms, 2007
10x23 feet in six vertical panels
Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. The U.S. has the largest prison population of any country in the world.