Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan Message from Midway

Electric Works is proud to represent Chris Jordan's remarkable body of photographs from Midway Island.
Midway: Message from the Gyre is a portfolio of 12 archival pigment prints documenting the effects of oceanic plastic on young birds on Midway island, one of the most remote locations on the planet. This portfolio was produced at Electric Works and documents Jordan's heart-rending work, told with passion and unquenchable beauty.

For availability, please contact Noah Lang or call 415 626 5496


From the artist:

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



Addtionally, Chris Jordan has an exhibition and an artist talk at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

Chris Jordan: "Running the Numbers"
on view September 13, 2010 - January 7, 2011.
The Hazel Wolf Gallery is open 10 AM - 5 PM weekdays.

Opening reception is Thursday, September 30, 7 - 9 PM

On September 30, there will be an Artist Talk at 6PM and sneak preview of the exhibition starting at 5:30 PM, for which tickets are $10 through

For more information, please visit the Brower Center.


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Electric Works
130 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 626 5496

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 11 - 6
Saturdays: 11 - 5
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For pricing and availability, please email Noah Lang or call 415 626 5496