Au nom du quoi?
'Au nom du quoi?' [In the name of what?] explores the use of food photography in order to engage with current world affairs. Placing political violence in contrast to the fundamentally important occasion of sharing food. Research is imperative to the body of work; the accuracy's are key throughout, strengthening the validity of the imagery. Concentration is on IS/ISIS/DAESH related attacks that took place during the Western culture of dining. Each scene depicts a particular moment paused in time, staged with the familial assets of western food photography (and the culture associated with it), amongst subtle clues to the IS attempts to destroy it. This is achieved by converging the seductive qualities and commercial conventions of Western food photography, alongside cultural tropes, to ultimately reflect on death and destruction.
Tim Brown • Anna Colbourne • Hannah Collier • Ryan Fitzpatrick • Alexandra Huggett • Mehak Iftikhar • Sam Neal • Hannah Taylor • Michael Townsend • Gretė Tvarkūnaitė • Chloe Woodhouse •