The Value of a (Food) Dollar

Jonathan Blaustein created a  series of photos of miscellaneous food items representing one dollar’s worth of food.  The 2008 project is titled, “The Value of a Dollar.”

The photographs in this project attempt to strip back the artifice; to depict food items as they were sold, (minus packaging,) without styling, retouching, or artificial lighting. Each image represents a dollar’s worth of food purchased from various markets in New Mexico. The subjects exist as equivalent amounts of commodity, and nothing more. The resulting images allow for a meditation on the power and seductive nature of the photographic medium itself.

[via Laughing Squid]

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