Au nom du quoi? - Ryan Fitzpatrick
The project ‘Au nom du quoi?’ explores the use of food photography to engage with current world affairs, through placing political violence in contrast to the fundamentally important occasion of sharing food. Research is imperative to this project, as many details as possible will be key throughout the production of imagery.
The projects focus 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 of death and destruction.
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