Jonathan Blaustein’s One Dollar Project

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

One US dollar worth of shurfine flour, double cheeseburger from Macdonalds, organic grapefruit, conventional grapefruit, tomatillos from Mexico, candy necklaces, panko breadcrumbs from Japan, shurfine white bread, potted meat food product, organic basmati rice, tea biscuits from Spain, shrimp flavored ramen noodles, beef shank, pork floss, fenugreek seeds from India, saffron, side salad with ranch dressing from Burger King, escargot from Indonesia, organic blueberries from California, and dried smelt — these are the foods that Blaustein has photographed for his One Dollar Project.

I really like how this project exemplifies the vast disparities between food types consumed by different groups of people, and in turn, their lifestyles and living habits, in such a simple but effective manner. That one organic grapefruit costs the same amount as four ordinary grapefruits is food for thought indeed.

(Jonathan Blaustein)

Leave a comment

Filed under everything, photography, photojournalism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s