One third of the world’s food goes to waste. It is just rotting food fit for the garbage containers. That is a shocking statement considering that more than 1 billion humans go to bed every night hungry. Klaus Pichler was stunned by the sheer thought too.
Exploring the connection between individual food waste and the global scale of food production, “One Third” is an extraordinary series of abstract still lifes of rotting food. Photographer Klaus Pichler took the exhibition’s title from a UN study that states that one third of the world’s food goes to waste. As a result, Klaus decided to highlight the amount of effort and energy that goes into producing everything we consume – and how easy it is for us to discard it. His amazing portrayals of the waste are beautifully composed, yet on closer inspection mould is visbly creeping over the old food.
Here are the 25 best rotting food turned into masterpieces.
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