Midway gardens

As a y'onion, deep in the punk movement and sounds of late 70's through the 80's, there were many brands of ethos, but the one that fascinated me was the one that declared "destruction = creation".

The photography of Chris Jordan demonstrates this, but does so in a way that goes beyond creating beauty to question the habits of our species.  In his art, one senses that the "art instinct" must be real.

He shot these pictures at the Midway Atoll, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and far from "civilization".  It was the scene of one of the largest naval battles of the Second World War.  These pictures show another, more recent battle, though they again register with us as scenes on a beach.


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