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Astrid Schulz – Food as Medicine

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    Food As Medicine – Freelance photographer Astrid Schulz is presenting a portrait series of small-scale food producers across 4 different continents. Her project is exploring how important food can be for our well-being, and aims to re-establish a relationship with the origin of food. As humans moved away from being hunters and gatherers, the production of food has been perfected into an art form over countless generations.
    As humans moved away from being hunters and gatherers, the production of food has been perfected into an art form over countless generations. Astrid’s work acknowledges how labour intensive it is to produce what we eat. However, in the Western world, the connection between food and nature seems to be getting lost.

    The first country is Vietnam; Astrid is honouring micro food production households and features people who are physically involved in growing or producing food from their homes and gardens. Further images were taken in Senegal and in Bolivia, describing different cultural food heritage and products. As the project moved on, she made other discoveries. Whereas food production in third world countries is often based on tradition, in London it became a lifestyle choice.

    Runs: 18 March-11 April 2024
    Open: Monday to Friday, 11am – 10pm Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 6pm
    Gallery: Gallery 1885 at ‘The Camera Club’, 16 Bowden Street, London SE11 4DS
    Opening Event: Thursday, 21 March 2024, from 7pm – 10pm
    Public Transport: 5 minutes from Kennington Tube Station, Northern Line

    Additional Project Information: www.astridschulz.com/food-as-medicine