Sunday, March 2, 2008


A friend sent me the link to the website of a photographer called Chris Jordan a few days ago. His latest work 'Running the Numbers - An American Self Portrait' is brilliant. In his words:

"Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 410,000 paper cups used every fifteen minutes. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs." - Chris Jordan

Also good news re: the Uranium petition. On Feb. 27, the city of Ottawa voted in favour of petitioning the Ontario government to impose a moratorium on uranium prospecting, exploration and mining in Ontario until the health risks and aboriginal land claims are resolved. Woot!

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