6.04.2009

Mark Menjivar. Photographer. Texas.


Botanist. Indiana. 1-person household. Feels more comfortable among flora+fauna than people. 2008.

Anesthesiologist. Texas. 3-person household. Day after thanksgiving. 2007.

Bar tender. Texas. 1-person household. Goes to sleep at 8am and wakes up at 4pm daily. 2008.

Restaurant owner. Texas. 1-person household. Has a photographic memory for useless information. 2009.

Midwife/middle school science teacher. Texas. 3-person household (including dog). Eating locally grown vegetables. 2008.

Owner of defunct amusement park. Texas. 1-person household. Former WWII prisoner of war. 2007.

Retired train conductor. Mississippi. 1-person household. Started meals on wheels in his community. 2008.

You Are What You Eat.

"For three years i traveled around the country exploring the issue of hunger. the more time i spent speaking and listening to individual stories, the more i began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. an intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits. A refrigerator is both a private and a shared space. one person likened the question, "may i photograph the interior of your fridge?" to asking someone to pose nude for the camera."
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