An Evening with Chris Jordan

Between Honolulu and Tokyo, lie the Midway Islands. They are the home to almost 70% of the world’s albatross population. Every day, parent albatrosses forage the Pacific Ocean seeking food to feed their young. Vibrant plastics and garbage are regularly mistaken for food and as a result, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses die from trash consumption.  

Photographer Chris Jordan has documented the tragic effects of our consumerism and waste production in his series “Midway: Message from the Gyre.” Communicating powerful themes of environmental stewardship and awareness, Jordan challenges audiences to consider “the behavior that we all engage in unconsciously on a collective level.”

Jordan, winner of the Prix Pictet Commission prize and featured Infinite Balance artist, will join us on November 17th for a presentation followed by a conversation with the audience.  The event is free for MOPA members, $6.00 for students/seniors/active military, and $8.00 for the general public.

I hope that you will be able to join us for this thought provoking evening. If you are unable to attend and interested in Jordan’s work, check out his presentation from the 2008 TED Conference.