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FotoDC Feast for The Eyes

On Food Photography with Aperture's Denise Wolff

“Photographs of food are rarely just about food. They hold our lives and time up to the light. Food can signify a lifestyle or a nation, hope or despair, hunger or excess. Ultimately, food is not only about literal taste, but also Taste with a capital T—both the lifestyles we aspire to and the building blocks of culture itself.” —Susan Bright


Please join Aperture’s senior editor Denise Wolff for an afternoon of show-and-tell and discussion about the rich history of food in photographs from Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography by Susan Bright. Photographers, through a range of expressions, have depicted this most common of subjects, and the resulting works—from the hilarious to the devastating—hold our lives and times up to the light, forming the building blocks of culture and reflecting how we see ourselves.

Afterwards, we invite photographers to shoot and style food on site, courtesy of our friends and partners at Whole Foods!

The book will be on sale as well, as part of a one day only Aperture Bookstore Pop-Up at FotoWeekCentral

Earlier Event: November 18
ACreativeDC Digital Curation Workshop