BARBIE DOLLS, 2008Partial ZoomDetails of Actual Print Size Seattle Photographer Chris Jordan critiques American culture using statistics, waste and consumption. His work attempts to convey magnitude that is sometimes hard to imagine in statistical quantities. The actual print is 60″x80″ and composed of smaller individual photos. Barbie Dolls (2008) depicts 32,000 Barbies, which is equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the United States in 2006. It’s mind boggling to look at and gives me the same overwhelming feeling as star gazing. Check out this video of Jordan talking about the culture of consumption.