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ONE THIRD

According to a UN study, one third of the world’s food goes to waste –the largest part in the industrialized

(print)Klaus Pichler - bread - 40x50 cm

(print)Klaus Pichler - rice - 40 x 50 cm

(print)Klaus Pichler - jam - 90 x 105 cm

(print)Klaus Pichler - ice cream - 40 x 50 cm

(print)Klaus Pichler - bread - 40x50 cm

(print)Klaus Pichler - jelly - 90 x 105cm

According to a UN study, one third of the world’s food goes to waste –the largest part in the industrialized nations of the global north are responsible for this. Equally, 925 million people around the world are threatened by starvation. The series ‘One Third’ describes the connection between individual wastage of food and globalized food production. Rotting food, arranged into elaborate still photo which portrays an abstract picture of the wastage of food whilst the accompanying texts take a more in depth look at the roots of this issue. However, people do seem to be conscious about food waste to some extent: Recent studies revealed that approximately 69% of all German households feel guilty when throwing away food and consumers do not feel good about their own behavior.

The series of these pictures show food which is no longer edible decay at various stages . The products used for this study were tasty food once for sale in supermarkets after being transported there from various parts of the world. “One Third” exceeds the sell by date in order to document the full dimensions of global food waste.


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