Artist Chris Jordan visited Hobart recently, to speak and show photographs he took in September 2009, on a trip to Midway Atoll.
Midway Atoll is a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific.
Mr Jordan’s work shows images of the carcasses of albatross chicks, their stomachs full of bits of plastic plucked out of the ocean and fed to them by their parents, who think it is food.
Here’s just one photo. See his website for more from the series, and here for a powerful slide show of his images on YouTube.