Trash art? Um...not quite. What you see here is an unaltered shot of a dead baby albatross. The colourful items you see are bottle caps, plastic items and other trash the mother has mistaken for food and fed her young chick. Please don't feign ignorance to this. Do you think that all your trash ends up in a landfill? Chris Jordan documents this and numerous other horrid ends to young birds on Midway island, 2000 miles from the nearest continent.
I discovered Piet Parra's work a couple of years ago. I love the way he's taken a simple character and his own brand of humour and built a pretty successful little empire. Read an insightful interveiw with the Dutch born artist here on the99percent.com.
Really interesting photographic series by two Chinese photographers Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie. It intrigues me that some families have only a handful of possessions. Here in the West we're such a part of a materialistic culture, accumulating "stuff", that we could in fact do without. Found here on Booooooom.