Venue: galérie Éthiopiques, rue Khalifa Ababacar Sy x Potin, Saint Louis du Senegal
Opening party: Thursday, 12 February 2015, 5pm - 8pm
Opening times: daily except Sunday, 10am - 6pm
The focus of this exhibition is on small scale farmers, family run food production businesses as well as livestock keepers, highlighting their importance for local communities. I would like to acknowledge the people who are directly involved in food production and thoroughly rely on making a living from the 'fruits' of their hands. The project was started in Vietnam in 2013 and I am now investigating local food traditions in different continents (the next one will be in Latin America).
"We often forget how labor intensive it is to produce what we eat. Especially in the Western world the connection between food and nature seems to get lost. With my images I would like to reestablish a relationship with the origin of food provisions".
Link for viewing a selection of the images: www.astridschulz.com/senegal/