Food Is… Wasted started off as a photographic project by documentary and portrait photographer Chris King, fueled by a desire to raise awareness about the issue of food waste through communicating positive stories of the many and varied initiatives fighting to reduce avoidable food waste, and which if supported and nurtured, could do so much more to reduce the amount of edible food that needlessly goes to waste.
While a photographic element still remains, and in many respects underpins everything else on the site, the site has now become more than just a photographic project – in an attempt to engage with a wider audience, it has become about sharing information and experiences through articles, videos, audio podcasts, and of course photos – all contributing to the discussion about the problems, consequences, solutions, and action being taken.
The hope is that the site will become a resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about food waste, what others are doing, and what they can do to help address the root causes of food waste, and its resulting impact on so many other issues of our time.
It’s hoped that Food Is… Wasted will play some part in helping to engage and motivate people to take action – however small, and be it by volunteering for an organisation, or being more conscious of the food they waste as individuals, and proactively try to reduce it.
Thank you for taking the time to read and view the contents of my site – I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it inspires you to take action.
In September 2015, two years after the project began, I was invited to give a lecture at the New York University campus in Florence, Italy, on my work.