Food Fights


I picked up the Sunday Times Magazine yesterday and was shocked to find this photo of food being wasted (and I mean wasted!):

photo courtesy of The New York Times

First, it’s an impressive photograph. It’s striking art, for sure.

But given that the Food Issue discusses how we should (re)value food, the photo on its cover has the wrong tone. I would have preferred some of the illustrations found inside the magazine.

There are three distinct covers, all shot by German photographer Martin Klimas. The other versions include an apple and a pumpkin being obliterated. For no apparent reason.

OK, fine, the photo alludes to the issue’s “Food Fights!” title. But that picture isn’t a fight, it’s a massacre.

I’m curious: What’s your take on the cover? Beautiful? Hideous? Both?

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