Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Sightline@20 Series: Journey to Midway Island with Chris Jordan

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Arts & Culture, Community

ChirsJordanFor three years, Seattle photographer Chris Jordan has immersed himself in a stunning environmental tragedy on fabled Midway Island in the heart of the Pacific: the starvation of thousands of albatrosses who mistake our floating plastic trash for food. As part of Sightline Institute’s 20th-anniversary speaker series, Jordan shares his Midway photos, recounting his harrowing and redemptive journey into horror, beauty, grief, love, and—ultimately—healing. Presented by Sightline Institute.
Tickets are $5 at and at the door (cash only) starting at 6:30 pm. Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue.

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  1. Posted June 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    These photos by Chris Jordan of the albatrosses have haunted me since the first time I saw them. They evoke such sadness deep inside and there is no better evidence for humanities madness then these images. In face they have changed my behavior. I can not look at some senseless plastic trinket or utility without seeing these images in my mind. I cite them often as examples in conversation. I don’t know how I will face the emotions they will raise again but I have to attend this presentation.

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