For nine months, Klaus Pichler worked on his photography series, ‘One Third‘, which shows an array variety of food in various stages of decay.

The UN study titled, Global Food and Global Waste, concluded that roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted. And even more startling, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tons) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. Austrian photographer, Klaus Pichler addresses this global problem in his project, ‘One Third.’

Pichler’s still life series captures decaying food which is meticulously styled – ranging from fruits and vegetables to exotic delicacies. Each arrangement is set against a black background as they begin to naturally decompose. The putrid images aim to depict the connection between individual food wastage and globalized food production.

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