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10 All-Too-Real Martin Parr Photographs That Redefine "Food Porn"

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10 All-Too-Real Martin Parr Photographs That Redefine "Food Porn"
Martin Parr's Tokyo, Japan, 1998. All photos © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Before the days of “instafamous” foodies and celebrity snack bloggers, there was Martin Parr. A British photographer and longtime Magnum member, Parr has used humor, satire, and old fashioned fun to document his food conquests and travels alike, in the process redefining the food still life through his iconic photo book British Food (1995/1998). In his just-released Phaidon book Martin Parr: Real Food, he’s trained his lens on the mass-produced and regionally specific foodstuffs of the world to capture the everyday meals we love to eat but are less likely to share—food porn in its most lurid sense.  

 

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
2003

Abergavenny

 

Taunton, Somerset, England
1998

Taunton

 

 Wells, Somerset, England
2000

Wells

 

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
1995

Merthyr Tydfil

 

Tokyo, Japan
2000  

Tokyo_2

 

New York City, New York, USA
2001 

New York City

 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
2003 

Wisconsin

 

Tokyo, Japan
1998  

Tokyo

 

Tijuana, Mexico
2003 

Tijuana

 

Stara Fužina, Slovenia
2004

Stara Fuzina

 

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