terça-feira, abril 29, 2008
Um auto-retrato americano
Prison Uniforms, 2007


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A fotografia de Chris Jordan. 2,3 milhões de uniformes prisionais dobrados - o número de Americanos encarcerados em 2005.

Interessa ver toda a série:

"This series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. 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. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. My only caveat about this series is that the prints must be seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended. As with any large artwork, their scale carries a vital part of their substance which is lost in these little web images. Hopefully the JPEGs displayed here might be enough to arouse your curiosity to attend an exhibition, or to arrange one if you are in a position to do so. The series is a work in progress, and new images will be posted as they are completed, so please stay tuned." Chris Jordan, Seattle, 2007
posted by George Cassiel @ 10:23 da manhã  
  • At 5:17 da tarde, Blogger Filipe M. Reis said…

    Também me impressionou o trabalho deste fotógrafo que há tempos imemoriais mantenho em destaque no Câmara Clara.
    Parabéns pelo regresso em força e um abraço

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