Randy Olson

June 30 – August 3, 2018
June 30, Opening Reception 3:30-7pm, Artist Talk 4:30-5:15pm

Plastic Apocalypse

Planet or Plastics? Photographer Randy Olson notes, “The photographs in this exhibit are part of a multi-year National Geographic initiative to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis.”

There are millions of slum workers around the world involved in an informal plastic waste industry that is “always hiring.” This third-world “gold rush” to process plastic waste is an economy with no end in sight. With the shale oil boom, companies like Shell, Dow and others are in the early years of gearing up “cracker plants” that “crack” frack-gas-molecules into mostly single-use-plastic for food packaging.


Lorenzen Conference Center, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, Oregon 97227

Enter outdoor plaza and then Peterson Hall. Camerawork Gallery is located on the lower level.

Free off-street parking available.


9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday
Free admission

Free off-street parking


Director, Sharon Lavier O’Keefe
Email: info@thecameraworkgallery.org
Mailing Address: PO Box 6628, Portland, OR 97228


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