Wales, Abergavenny, 2008

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Martin Parr, GB, Wales, Abergavenny, 2008, © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr, GB, Wales, Abergavenny, 2008, © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Here, Parr highlights his interest in how the foods we buy, cook, and eat reflect broader cultural values and mediate between local and international contexts. Enlivening the terminal’s moving sidewalks, his large-format images of food documented in Toronto and around the world reveal humour, irony, and no shortage of colour. Travellers encounter a dizzying gastronomic feast for the eyes, from the sickly-sweet hues of a whimsical, rainbow layer-cake to links of cured sausages glistening in the harsh light of Parr’s flash.

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by CONTACT festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibition, visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

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