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Running the Numbers


Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.

Photographer Chris Jordan has published a new body of work that looks at contemporary American culture visually through statistics from our society displayed in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. Each image shows a specific quantity of something like fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. His hope in creating the work was that seeing images of these quantities would have an effect than the numbers alone would not. The series must be seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended because their scale is a vital part of their substance which gets lost in little web images. Those of you here in New York can see them at the Von Lintel Gallery from June 14 to July 30.

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