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The Albatross of Midway Island: An evening with photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan

  • Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center 501 South Main Street Coupeville, WA 98239 (map)

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is excited to announce the 2019 Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series featuring Chris Jordan. In the heart of the great Pacific, a story is taking place that may change the way we see everything. Over the course of eight trips to Midway Island, Jordan documented the beauty and the plight of the resident albatross as the result of massive plastic pollution in our oceans. Meet artist and filmmaker Chris Jordan on Whidbey Island May 3 & 4.

Chris Jordan, American artist and photographer based in Seattle, Washington, is well-known for his photographic work that explores the collective shadow of contemporary mass culture. A former corporate lawyer, Chris is dedicated to raising consciousness through his photographic art that illustrates the far-reaching and destructive impact of our everyday habits. His works are exhibited and published worldwide.

The public is invited to meet Chris Jordan at two free events. Registration is not required; however seating is limited at both venues.

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
565 Camano Avenue, Langley

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center
501 South Main Street, Coupeville

In addition to the free lectures, Chris’ film Albatross will be shown at the Clyde Theatre in Langley on Sunday, April 21, 2:00 pm, in honor of Earth Day. Albatross is more than a documentary: it is a stunning and truly spiritual work of art. The film unflinchingly shows the horror and grief of the tragedy facing the albatross, ultimately bringing us to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for life on Earth. 

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series is supported by Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and generous local donors (thank you!). For more information or to make a donation please visit You may also contact Marshall Goldberg, Trudy Sundberg Planning Team president, at

Earlier Event: April 27
Are Salmon Doomed?
Later Event: May 11
Native Trees of Whidbey Island