“I envision our project not as being a bunch of us tramping around the island with cameras; instead I hope it will be an emotional and spiritual journey by a deeply connected group of artists, to honor the issues that Midway represents. Maybe it is not too ambitious to hope—if we can fully rise to the occasion—that we might be able to co-create a multi-media work of art that tenderly witnesses this middle point that humanity finds itself at right now. And in the eye of the storm —the apex of the Gyre—perhaps our collaborative efforts can create a container for healing that might have some small effect on the collective choice that is to come.”
– Photographer and artist Chris Jordan
Following Chris Jordan’s expeditions to Midway and the lifecycle of the Albatross, “Midway” is more than just a documentary or a film about wildlife at risk. “Midway” brings us an opportunity for us to look at our world in close-up, to see how our lives are impacting the planet, and to find new approaches to moving forward. Production of the feature film “Midway” continues through 2013.
Numerous short videos and back stories will continue to be made available, both on the Midway Journey YouTube site, and disseminated through social networks. The goal of the team at Midway Journey is to continue to spread the word about this project, and that means continually expanding our audience. Images, stories and videos will be periodically released online and through mainstream media outlets as the film is shot and in the run-up to its release.
Chris Jordan’s stunning images of the tragedy unfolding on Midway have been seen around the world.
On March 17th 2011, Chris won the prestigious Prix Pictet Commission in Paris for the series “Midway: Message from the gyre”: www.prixpictet.com/commission
In awarding the third Prix Pictet Commission, Jacques de Saussure, Senior Partner of Pictet & Cie, said, “His haunting images from the Midway atoll have exactly the qualities we are seeking for the Commission.”
These images can also be seen on the photographers website: www.chrisjordan.com
Chris Jordan and his wife, poet Victoria Sloan Jordan, plan a release of a collaborative book that illuminates the multi-layered metaphoric landscape of Midway through photographs and poetry.