Thursday, June 04, 2009

Naked Places

The NY Times has an article today on an exhibition exploring the ethics of photography - when do photos cross the line (and there are more lines to consider than you might think). Along these same lines, photographer Mark Menjivar has been exploring what it means to be hungry in America. As part of the project, he took a series of photos that captures what we eat - or at least what we keep in our refrigerators. One of his subjects noted that asking "May I photograph the interior of your fridge?" was akin to asking someone to pose nude for the camera (a question this blogger asks upon occasion).

And yes, I've gone naked for my blog: that is my (unretouched) refrigerator.

The photos and a description of Mark Menjivar's project are posted here, click on "Portfolio" on the left hand side bar. Read more about this project from Laura Helmuth at the Smithsonian's Food and Think.

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