He said ::
You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.
For three years I traveled around the country exploring food issues. 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.
Each fridge is photographed “as is”. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
These are portraits of the rich and the poor. Vegetarians, Republicans, members of the NRA, those left out, the under appreciated, former soldiers in Hitler’s SS, dreamers, and so much more. We never know the full story of one’s life.
My hope is that we will think deeply about how we care.
How we care for our bodies. How we care for others. And how we care for the land.
You Are What You Eat has traveled to many cities and has been used by universities and community organizations as a catalyst for dialogue about food issues. For more information about bringing the exhibit to your community, please contact me directly.
Exhibition details: Twenty 32″ x 40″ and sixteen 24″ x 30″ archival inkjet prints in white frames. Can be shown in full or part and is shipped securely in custom-made travel crates.
And now, there is the pictures ::
Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household (including dog) | First week after deciding to eat all local produce.
Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household | 12 Point Buck shot on family property.
Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily.
Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on $432 fixed monthly income.
Food Artist | New York, New York | 1-Person Household | Runs a vegan bakery from her apartment.
Short Order Cook | Marathon, TX | 2-Person Household | She can bench press over 300 lbs.
Competitive Food Eaters | New York, New York | 3-Person Household | Holds records for eating most burritos, cannolis, buffet food, green beans, sushi, pancakes, ramen noodles, tamales, tiramisu and sweet corn.
College Students| Waco, TX | 3-Person Household | Drummer for death metal band.
School Crossing Guard/Nursing Home Assistant | Austin, TX | 6-Person Household | Parents and 3 adult children live in an efficiency apartment.
Botanist | Ft. Wayne, IN | 1-Person Household | Feels more comfortable among flora and fauna of his era than people.
Disabled | Marathon,TX | 2-Person Household | Weighed 390lbs earlier this year.
Retired Train Conductor | Jackson, MS | 1-Person Household | Started Meals on Wheels in his community.
Community Volunteer | San Angelo, TX | 1-Person Household | Completely blind and lives alone.
Construction Worker/House Wife | San Angelo, TX | 4-Person Household | Wife wakes every morning at 4AM to cook breakfast for family.
Engineer | Lower Pottsgrove, PA | 17-Person Household | Italian-Puerto Rican Family Reunion
Delicatessen Attendant | Daphne, AL | 4-Person Household | Disowned by parents for marrying a black man.
Production Designer | New York, NY | 2-Person Household | Has done films for Cindy Sherman and Larry Clark.
Custodian/Convenience Store Clerk | Ft. Wayne, IN | 2-Person Household | Ate nothing but donuts for over 3 years.
Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War.
Journalist/Designer/School Teacher | Austin, TX | 3-Person Household | Writes the obituaries for the local newspaper.
Anesthesiologist | Ft. Worth , TX | 3-Person Household | Youngest son works on crab boat in Alaska. | Day after Thanksgiving
Social Studies Teacher/Secretary | Portland, OR | 2-Person Household | Try to only eat foods found within 100 miles of home.
Documentary Film Makers | San Diego, CA | 3-Person Household | Efforts have helped send millions of dollars to children in Uganda.
Executive Assistant | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Divorced after 33 years of marriage.
International Businessman | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Divorced after 33 years of marriage.
Gallery Owner | New York, New York | 1-Person Household | Is not very good at small talk.
High School Football Coach/ Social Worker | Houston, TX | 2-Person Household | Counselor at LGBT crisis center.
Hair Stylist/Musician | San Antonio, TX | 4-Person Household | Hears music in her head every morning when she wakes up.
Retired Army Colonel | DeBary, Florida | 2-Person Household | Life was saved by next door neighbor during medical emergency.
Restaurant Owner | Waco, TX | 1-Person Household | Has a photographic memory for useless information.
Retired High School Principal | Pottstown, PA | 3-Person Household | Is living with Type 2 diabetes.
Graphic Designer/Print Shop Owner | Waco, TX | 2-Person Household | Founder of www.DeliverUsFromLiberals.com
Red Cross Board Member | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Sleeps with a loaded .45 pistol on nightstand.
Website :: http://markmenjivar.com/