The food that I make for the camera, and thanks to technology–with smartphones, has become our history book, our hand-me-down recipes, our record of how and what we ate at a given point in time.
This project was photographed on the homelands of the Neets’aii (Arctic Village) and Tetlit (Fort McPherson) Gwich’in, the traditional custodians of these areas.
Farm-to-Camera honors the pure and simple beauty of the bounty that comes from our farms.
Under the auspice of capitalism, we’re taught to consume, to take, to ingest at our leisure. Food has become one of the most hyper-glamorized commodities.
In 2015, I was visiting a tea plantation in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh to cover a worker’s movement that protested the government’s decision to set up an Economic Zone on the land where workers had been cultivating crops for over hundred years.
Having grown up reading a multitude of home and lifestyle magazines, my work confronts the expectations that developed from buying into the photographic fantasies depicting the pristine and perfect domestic life.