Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait by Chris Jordan
A visual examination of the vast and bizarre measures of our society.
Artist Chris Jordan intricately assembles from thousands of smaller
photographs an expose of the society that we have become.
Depicts one hundred million toothpicks, equal to the number of
trees cut in the U.S. yearly to make the paper for junk mail.
Depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline
flights in the U.S. every six hours
Depicts 29,569 handguns, equal to the number of gun-related
deaths in the U.S. in 2004
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