Do you know what that’s a picture of? It depicts the 426,000 cell phones that are retired in the US every day. Here is the detail:

And here is the project:

Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 410,000 paper cups used every fifteen minutes. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming.

Amazing set of photos and amazing creativity from chris jordan. Take a few minutes to take in the rest…

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