It's estimated that each year over 14 billion pounds of garbage and over 230 million plastic bottles are dumped into the world's oceans. This exhibition will highlight the work of two photographers, Andy Hughes and Chris Jordan, whose works explore the phenomenon of American consumerism and its environmental impact. Andy Hughes' work focuses on the accumulation of garbage washed up on the shores where he surfs. Chris Jordan's composite photos explore the "pervasiveness of our consumerism." These visually compelling and provocative works serve as a back drop for the sometimes challenging relationship between man and his environment. Also on exhibit will be sculptures made from recycled materials, created by artist Elaine Viel and students from the William and Mary sculpture department.

Andy Hughes Image

Gwithian Beach
West Cornwall, England, 2004
Digital C-Type Print
Andy Hughes, Photographer

Plastic Bottles

Plastic Bottles, Chris Jordan