Photographer Interviews

Aya Brackett on Martin Parr and Food Photography as Anthropology

February 28, 2017

By Conor Risch

© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

"Wells, Somerset, England,” 2000, photographed by Martin Parr. It appears in the photographer’s 2016 book, Real Food, published by Phaidon.

Food photographs can do more than show viewers what a finished recipe should look like. They can also convey information about who is making, selling and eating a meal. In our story “Forward-Thinking Food Photographers,” Aya Brackett explains how her upbringing in a family of people who are “really into cooking” has inspired her food photography. Food, she says, is...

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