Whether we’re talking about Dutch still life painting or fast food advertisements, art and imagery has always been intimately connected to what we eat. For our latest group, show we invited you to submit photographs that show the wonderful and strange relationship between food and art. Curated by Alison Zavos, Editor-in-Chief at Feature Shoot, the resulting collection of winning images expresses just how far that theme can be stretched; we received mostly gorgeous confections, a few grotesque concoctions, and everything in between.
While food has always inspired art and art has always inspired food, perhaps we’re entering a new dawn of food art in the age of Instagram. In 2013, Somerset in London house hosted an entire exhibition honoring the chef Ferran Adria, and the director of exhibitions Claire Catterall supported this theory. She told NPR, “People have become a lot more sophisticated in their knowledge of food, a lot more interested in food, and that certainly didn’t exist 10 years ago.”
If what NPR calls the “food as art” trend did indeed begin on Instagram, it seemed fitting for us to open up a brand new Instagram account to coincide with this group show. World Chow (@worldchow) is a new submission-based platform for all things food, curated by the editors of Feature Shoot. To submit your images for consideration, simply follow @worldchow on Instagram and tag your photos #worldchow.
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