The Value of a Dollar, Photos of Food Purchased For One Dollar

The Value of a Dollar

The Value of a Dollar is a 2008 project by Jonathan Blaustein featuring a series of photos he shot of various unpackaged food items that each represent one dollar’s worth of food.

The photographs in this project attempt to strip back the artifice; to depict food items as they were sold, (minus packaging,) without styling, retouching, or artificial lighting. Each image represents a dollar’s worth of food purchased from various markets in New Mexico. The subjects exist as equivalent amounts of commodity, and nothing more. The resulting images allow for a meditation on the power and seductive nature of the photographic medium itself.

via New York Times