The afterlife of your closet.
Baled is a photography project that follows just some of the millions of pounds of clothing discarded annually in the US and shipped overseas to be recycled.
Beginning in a recycling warehouse in St. Louis, the photographer, Wesley Law, ultimately hopes to capture the entire journey made by these monolithic cubes of clothing — wherever it may lead. For now, he’s made a new series of large-format photographs of the bales here in the US, and he’s looking for help to cover the costs of printing the images and preparing for their exhibition.
If Law’s project is successfully funded and the work ends up constituting his first solo show, Law hopes to continue tracing the paths these bales take — and to share if and how the things we throw away ever return to our shores.