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Don't Miss Aperture's 'Food for the Eyes' Exhibition

By Ellen Clipson - 2 min read

C|O Berlin's new exhibition 'Food for the Eyes - The Story of Food in Photography' brings a unique reflection of the history of the most vibrant and unconventional niche in the industry.

In partnership with Aperture Foundation, C|O Berlin has brought together a thought-provoking and refreshing collection of delicacies from the photography industry.

See Food Photography Through a New Lens

From the iconic British photos of Magnum‘s Martin Parr to the outrageous ‘Sausage Series’ from the Swiss duo Fischli and Weiss this charming exhibition brings a fascinating depiction of the diversity, history, and creativity that food photography can bring to the table.

Food for the Eyes brings together fine art, fashion photography, journalistic stories, and advertisements showcasing that food can be brought to life through many creative forms.

With ‘The Foodie’ category returning to The EyeEm Awards for the first time since 2015, we figured that it was the perfect time to look back over the journey of food photography.

The collection of visuals are shared between three themes - Still Life, Around the Table, and Playing with Food. So wherever you are in the world, no matter how you view the collision of cuisine and creativity, we want to see your creative perpspective. Submit your food photography to The 2019 EyeEm Awards now!

Daniel Gordon, Pineapple and Shadow, 2011, Archival Pigment Print © Daniel Gordon . Courtesy the artist and James Fuentes Gallery, New York

“Food is part of our everyday life, it was and is a frequently depicted subject…”

Irving Penn, Frozen Foods, New York, 1977, Dye-Transfer Print, Private Collection, San Francisco © The Irving Penn Foundation, New York

“…And, like food itself, food photography can raise fundamental questions about a wide variety of societal themes: family, tradition, home life, wealth, poverty, gender, race, disgust, satisfaction, and consumption.”

Rinko Kawauchi Untitled, 2004; from the series AILA, CPrint . Courtesy the artist

3 Things We Can Learn From ‘Food for the Eyes’

  • Food brings together more than just people. It represents beliefs, desires and culture
  • The Table represents and unlimited supply of creative exploration and experimentation
  • History shows us that food photography is not limited to the plate - food can be a storyteller in any industry
  • Joseph Maida #fish #donut #divers #thingsarequeer, December 1 2015 . Courtesy the artist

    C/O Berlin will be presenting the exhibition Food for the Eyes - The Story of Food in Photography from 08 June to 07 September 2019 at C/O Berlin in the Amerika Haus at Hardenbergstrasse 22–24, 10623 Berlin.

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