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Chris Jordan

World-Renowned Photographer and Environmental Activist

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Chris Jordan Biography

Chris Jordan is Seattle-based photographic artist who first became known for his large-scale color photographs of the detritus of American consumer culture, in a series entitled "Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption". His project, "Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait", has established Jordan as an internationally acclaimed artist and spokesperson for social change.

When "Running the Numbers" was first released in early 2007, it quickly went viral on the internet. Since then Jordans website has averaged 75,000-100,000 visitors per month, and Jordan is inundated daily by emails and phone calls from all over the world from individuals and organizations responding to his work. His images have been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, television features, documentary films, books, school curriculums and blogs around the globe, and he has been invited to exhibit his work in art museums, festivals and public venues in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. He has been asked to speak at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally, as well as at conferences such as the TED Conference, the EG Conference, the Leadership Gathering, the GEL Conference, the PopTech Conference, the Greener Gadgets Conference, and the Mountainfilm Festival.

Jordan was chosen by National Geographic Channels International to serve as their Eco-ambassador for Earth Day 2008. In April 2008, they sponsored a month-long tour in Asia and Europe, where Jordan exhibited his prints and gave public talks, workshops, and interviews. In May 2008, Jordan traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, by invitation of the mayor, to exhibit his work and spend a week making school visits and giving public talks and workshops. The exhibition traveled around Venezuela in 2008.

In November 2008, Jordan was invited to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to participate in the World Economic Forum summit. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New American Dream Foundation. His work recently won the prestigious the Green Leaf Award from the United Nations Environmental Programme, presented at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2008, the Running the Numbers series was one of three finalists for the international Darmstadt Photographic Prize in Germany and a finalist for the new Green Prix Award in the U.S.

Jordan has a traveling exhibition that visits art and science museums around the U.S. and overseas.

Jordan also directed a film titled MIDWAY, that leads viewers on a rich visual journey through the many layers of Midway Islands stunning paradox. There, in the poetic beauty of the mythical Albatross, is a shocking human-caused environmental tragedy that we are challenged to witness head on. Filmed in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, MIDWAY walks the viewer into beauty, grief, horror and joy, intertwined and dancing, as a potent metaphor for our times.

Speaking Topics
  • Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption

    Whether hes showing us oceans of discarded plastic bottles, a giant whirlpool of cell phones or aluminum cans stacked a mile high, Chris Jordans startling images provide a perspective on mass culture like no other. Zooming from the enormous to the detailed, from the collective to the individual, his stunning illustrations of the statistics of our mass consumption inspire reflection on our individual roles in the stewardship of our planet. Lecturing with slides of his internationally acclaimed images, Jordan looks at the dark side of the American dream.

    Along the way, he shares a wealth of stunning facts about the subjects he depicts: 426,000 cell phones discarded by Americans daily; 15 million sheets of office paper used every five minutes; 30,000 gun-related deaths annually in the U.S.; 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. every five seconds; and more.

    His own journey of awareness is accomplished in a self-reflective style as he details his personal transformation from detached corporate lawyer to passionately engaged artist and cultural activistawakening us to the dangers of our culture of mass consumption.

    Reflecting on the deeper implications of our mass consumption, Jordan examines the difficult issues we all face as citizens of the world.

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Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait

Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait

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  • How do I book Chris Jordan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chris Jordan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chris Jordan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chris Jordan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chris Jordan

    Speaking fees for Chris Jordan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chris Jordan are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chris Jordan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chris Jordan speak about?

  • Where does Chris Jordan travel from?

    Chris Jordan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chris Jordan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chris Jordan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Jordan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chris Jordan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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World-Renowned Photographer and Environmental Activist

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Chris Jordan Biography

Chris Jordan is Seattle-based photographic artist who first became known for his large-scale color photographs of the detritus of American consumer culture, in a series entitled "Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption". His project, "Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait", has established Jordan as an internationally acclaimed artist and spokesperson for social change.

When "Running the Numbers" was first released in early 2007, it quickly went viral on the internet. Since then Jordans website has averaged 75,000-100,000 visitors per month, and Jordan is inundated daily by emails and phone calls from all over the world from individuals and organizations responding to his work. His images have been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, television features, documentary films, books, school curriculums and blogs around the globe, and he has been invited to exhibit his work in art museums, festivals and public venues in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. He has been asked to speak at numerous colleges and universities in the U.S. and internationally, as well as at conferences such as the TED Conference, the EG Conference, the Leadership Gathering, the GEL Conference, the PopTech Conference, the Greener Gadgets Conference, and the Mountainfilm Festival.

Jordan was chosen by National Geographic Channels International to serve as their Eco-ambassador for Earth Day 2008. In April 2008, they sponsored a month-long tour in Asia and Europe, where Jordan exhibited his prints and gave public talks, workshops, and interviews. In May 2008, Jordan traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, by invitation of the mayor, to exhibit his work and spend a week making school visits and giving public talks and workshops. The exhibition traveled around Venezuela in 2008.

In November 2008, Jordan was invited to Dubai, United Arab Emirates to participate in the World Economic Forum summit. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New American Dream Foundation. His work recently won the prestigious the Green Leaf Award from the United Nations Environmental Programme, presented at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2008, the Running the Numbers series was one of three finalists for the international Darmstadt Photographic Prize in Germany and a finalist for the new Green Prix Award in the U.S.

Jordan has a traveling exhibition that visits art and science museums around the U.S. and overseas.

Jordan also directed a film titled MIDWAY, that leads viewers on a rich visual journey through the many layers of Midway Islands stunning paradox. There, in the poetic beauty of the mythical Albatross, is a shocking human-caused environmental tragedy that we are challenged to witness head on. Filmed in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, MIDWAY walks the viewer into beauty, grief, horror and joy, intertwined and dancing, as a potent metaphor for our times.

Chris Jordan Speaking Topics

  • Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption

    Whether hes showing us oceans of discarded plastic bottles, a giant whirlpool of cell phones or aluminum cans stacked a mile high, Chris Jordans startling images provide a perspective on mass culture like no other. Zooming from the enormous to the detailed, from the collective to the individual, his stunning illustrations of the statistics of our mass consumption inspire reflection on our individual roles in the stewardship of our planet. Lecturing with slides of his internationally acclaimed images, Jordan looks at the dark side of the American dream.

    Along the way, he shares a wealth of stunning facts about the subjects he depicts: 426,000 cell phones discarded by Americans daily; 15 million sheets of office paper used every five minutes; 30,000 gun-related deaths annually in the U.S.; 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. every five seconds; and more.

    His own journey of awareness is accomplished in a self-reflective style as he details his personal transformation from detached corporate lawyer to passionately engaged artist and cultural activistawakening us to the dangers of our culture of mass consumption.

    Reflecting on the deeper implications of our mass consumption, Jordan examines the difficult issues we all face as citizens of the world.

Chris Jordan Videos

  • Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art
    http://www.ted.com Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost...
  • TEDxRainier - Chris Jordan - Midway Journey - YouTube

Chris Jordan Books

FAQs on booking Chris Jordan

  • How do I book Chris Jordan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Chris Jordan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Chris Jordan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Chris Jordan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Chris Jordan

    Speaking fees for Chris Jordan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Chris Jordan are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Chris Jordan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Chris Jordan speak about?

  • Where does Chris Jordan travel from?

    Chris Jordan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Chris Jordan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Chris Jordan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Jordan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Chris Jordan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Chris Jordan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption. The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Jordan for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Chris Jordan generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Calvin Trillin, Van Jones, Alexandra Cousteau, Sebastian Copeland and Robert Ballard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Jordan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Chris Jordan Speaking Topics

  • Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption

    Whether hes showing us oceans of discarded plastic bottles, a giant whirlpool of cell phones or aluminum cans stacked a mile high, Chris Jordans startling images provide a perspective on mass culture like no other. Zooming from the enormous to the detailed, from the collective to the individual, his stunning illustrations of the statistics of our mass consumption inspire reflection on our individual roles in the stewardship of our planet. Lecturing with slides of his internationally acclaimed images, Jordan looks at the dark side of the American dream.

    Along the way, he shares a wealth of stunning facts about the subjects he depicts: 426,000 cell phones discarded by Americans daily; 15 million sheets of office paper used every five minutes; 30,000 gun-related deaths annually in the U.S.; 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S. every five seconds; and more.

    His own journey of awareness is accomplished in a self-reflective style as he details his personal transformation from detached corporate lawyer to passionately engaged artist and cultural activistawakening us to the dangers of our culture of mass consumption.

    Reflecting on the deeper implications of our mass consumption, Jordan examines the difficult issues we all face as citizens of the world.

Chris Jordan Speaker Videos

  • Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art
    http://www.ted.com Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics -- like the astonishing number...
    TEDxRainier - Chris Jordan - Midway Journey - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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