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.
Keep in mind: The images are not Photoshop creations. You are viewing the actual number of items such as toothpicks, plastic bottles, etc. as enumerated in the captions.