Jonathon Kambouris was born in 1982 and raised outside Detroit, Michigan. Growing up he had a strict balance of suburban normalcy with strong roots to the inner city of downtown Detroit. He moved to New York in 2001 to study photography at Parsons The New School for Design. Since then he’s been shooting many editorial and commercial assignments, while keeping a strong emphasis on personal work.
Of this series ‘Last Meals‘, he writes, ‘The series visually documents the face and last meal of convicted killers. I created this project to explore the interesting and unique relationship humans have with food and used the last meal as a metaphor to raise questions about the death penalty. In 2010 this photo essay traveled to Singapore to be shown in the Singapore Fringe Festival: Art and the Law. Ironically, Singapore has an extremely strict death penalty stance and I was informed that it is part of school curriculum to watch an execution take place. This is an ongoing project and I am currently researching publishers to make this into a photo book’.
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