Instead of throwing out his rotting food, Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler decided to make art out of it.
One Third is his project looking at food waste (the name is derived from a U.N. study that found a third of the world’s food goes to waste) juxtaposed against a backdrop of 925 million people threatened by starvation.
The images of moldy strawberries, potatoes, oranges and other groceries are striking, perfectly arranged to elicit both intrigue and disgust. In compiling these pieces, Pichler learned a considerable amount about where his food comes from, including its place of production, cultivation method, time of harvest, transport distance, means of transport, carbon footprint, water requirement and price.
Below is a sampling of the project. There are 57 pieces in total. Head to Pichler’s site to see the complete collection.