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Madeline Justiniano

Long Island, NY


If the body is art, then the food that nurtures the body must be the medium the body is molded in. Recipe for a Human is a documentary audio-visual project that brings to the forefront how food nurtures people, more than just on a nutritional level. Food is relationships, it is heritage, and it is individualism. The food we eat reveals much about us, and if you know some of the ingredients that make a person, you might just learn something about them you did not know before.

Through photographing my friends and the foods that made them who they are, I became closer to them and learned a new respect for the culinary arts. I made every single one of the foods photographed by myself, as a way to bring to life the experiences my friends described to me in their interviews, both for the benefit of myself and you, the viewer. 

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