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Artist's Talk: Chris Jordan, Running the Numbers: Portraits

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Artist's Talk: Chris Jordan, Running the Numbers: Portraits
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An Artist's Talk with Chris Jordan about his emRunning the Numbersem series. Sociologists tell us that the human mind cannot meaningfully grasp numbers higher than a few thousand. Yet, understanding the consequences of our choices requires us to comprehend the incremental effect of millions or billions of small acts. Photographer Chris Jordan’s large-format prints, assembled from thousands of smaller photographs, dramatically translate the raw language of statistics into powerful images of global mass culture that we can respond to emotionally.moreless
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