Chris Jordan
Midway: Message from the Gyre

These photographs of albatross chicks were made in September, 2009, on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. On this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on Midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.

To document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. These images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.

~cj, Seattle, October 2009

Whale, 2011 (based
on a photograph by Bryant Austin),
2011 Depicts 50,000 plastic bags, equal to the estimated number of pieces of float- ing plastic per square mile in the Pacific ocean.
Archival Pigment Print 44"x82"
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Portfolio of 12 Archival Pigment Prints
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009 Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009 Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009 Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print
Chris Jordan: Miday: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Chris Jordan: Midway: Message from the Gyre, 2009
Archival PIgment Print

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