Pink & Blue

Pink & Blue
Pink & Blue

I first came across the photography of JeongMee Yoon many years ago.

Several of her images from 

The Pink and Blue Project

 accompanied a short article about the origins of pink for girls and blue for boys. I began to search for that article (was it in Wired? The NYT magazine? Esquire? I'll never remember!), to no avail. I did find a lot of interesting bits about 

Pink and Blue

, but so much that I realized my contribution on this front would not be very exciting. However, on page 5 of the 9,060 resulting Google hits, I found this intriguing project, called 

Cornucopia, Documenting the Land of Plenty

.

Anyone who has ever stared with dread into the wall of toothpaste at Target understands consumer fatigue. The 

Cornucopia

 essay and exhibit, curated by

Leonie Bradbury

, includes the work of 

Chris Jordan

,

Portia Munson

,

Brian Ulrich

,

Danwen Xing

, and

JeongMee Yoon

, and speaks to issues of consumerism with haunting but beautiful images of stuff. 

PortiaMunsonGreenPiece
PortiaMunsonGreenPiece

I began this post with the idea that I would make a lighthearted but informational stab at presenting "baby" colors. Instead, I unearthed a more profound project. It is not what I set out to do, but I am satisfied that along with all the other "stuff", I found some impressive photographers doing meaningful work.