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.

In an attempt to engage with a wider audience, the site has now become more than just a photographic project – it has become about sharing stories, inspiration and experiences through articles, videos, audio podcasts, and of course photographs – all contributing to the discussion about the problems, consequences, solutions, and action being taken.

It’s hoped that Food Is Wasted will become a resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about food waste, and 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.

Take care,


A video presentation on Food Is Wasted

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.