Last Sunday we saw a great photo exhibition at the Burke Museum here in Seattle. It was a v interesting topic based on a book by Peter Menzel called Hungry Planet - What the World Eats. I’d seen the photos before which had made their way onto the Web, but seeing them in large format and up close was v powerful. The concept is strikingly simple - the photographer (and his wife) went to live with a family for a month, recorded what they ate and then photographed them with all the food at the end of the month. As this was a multi-country project, the differences between what families eat around the world are striking. The photos / exhibition are presented without judgement or bias which makes them even more powerful. I really connected with this blend of art + social narrative. I’d love to do a project like this one day.
Here are some photos from the exhibition.