Chris Jordan – Portraits of American Mass Consumption

“Exploring around our country’s shipping ports and industrial yards,
where the accumulated detritus of our consumption is exposed to view
like eroded layers in the Grand Canyon, I find evidence of a slow-motion
apocalypse in progress. I am appalled by these scenes, and yet also
drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our
consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and
even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering