Ray Edmondson – Edmondsons Fresh Fish (2)

£40.00

Original photographic print (unframed) from “The Faces Behind Our Food” exhibition.

Behind the food on our plates lies a group of real people with lives like, and unlike, our own. We invite you to come and meet them…

The project features 24 portraits of 12 local food producers (2 of each producer) together with the stories behind their faces, as an attempt to connect the public with the real lives behind the food on their plates.

The Faces Behind Our Food was commissioned in 2016 by Less and funded by Arts Council England. Photo ©Beanphoto

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Description

Original photographic print (unframed) from “The Faces Behind Our Food” exhibition.

Behind the food on our plates lies a group of real people with lives like, and unlike, our own. We invite you to come and meet them…

The people featured in this exhibition are local food and drink producers working in or around Lancashire. Most of us take their work for granted. Few of us now plant seeds and harvest what grows from them; or raise, then butcher, an animal.  But we depend on the people who do. Without them, we literally couldn’t survive, because we all have to eat.
When we pick up a milk carton, or a bag of potatoes, we see ‘things’, not people. We don’t often acknowledge or value those who make our survival possible.

This exhibition enables us to see and hear the faces and voices behind our food, the work that they do, and to understand that the issues affecting them are ones that affect us all:

  • Maintaining relationships with friends, family and wider communities
  • Making a living in a world where our income is being constantly driven down
  • The satisfaction of creating ‘by hand’ versus the pressure to industrialise to bring down costs
  • Governmental regulations and political decisions
  • Local and global trade conditions
  • Climate change

The Faces Behind Our Food was commissioned in 2016 by Less and funded by Arts Council England. Photo ©Beanphoto

Additional information

Dimensions 30 × 40 cm
Product

Original photographic print

Type

Printed on archival quality photographic paper.

Packing

Unframed prints are supplied, rolled in tissue, in cardboard tube.