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Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. photo credit: Chris Jordan

I just learned of photographer/artist Chris Jordan's brilliant exhibition, Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait. Chris combines specific quantities of something (such as plastic cups), statistics (one million plastic cups are used on airline flights in the US every six hours) and photographic inventiveness to present viewers with a real and stark understanding of America's outrageous consumption patterns.

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