Have you ever heard of the “Pacific Garbage Patch”? If you haven’t… you can read more about it here.
In this thought-provoking video produced by Riley Morton, photographer Chris Jordan talks about his fine art photography project called The Midway Project. On a small island in the North Pacific, called Midway Island, thousands of albatross die each and every year from plastic they have ingested. Plastic that has been collected by their parents… and fed to them. It is a problem, like many others, that goes unnoticed by most of us.
Chris explains that each bird on the island he photographs has around 75 individual pieces of plastic inside their stomachs. From full toothbrushes and toys, to piping, fishing gear, lighters, and many other items. He hopes that the impact from the photographs he takes will help act as a wake up call.
This video was originally seen at ChaseJarvis.com
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