‘Fat Flag’ photo series shows edible nationalism

‘Fat Flag’ photo series shows edible nationalism

Jonathan Icher, a Paris-based photographer, is responsible for this humorous depiction of various nationalities eating the foods commonly associated with each region. Icher calls this masterpiece ‘Fat Flag.’ Makeup artist Anastasia Parquet assisted him with the body paint, which expertly recreates each country’s flag on the skin of the subjects.

You can decide for yourself whether or not there is political commentary running through the work… After all, it could be a criticism of the way we stereotype different cultures based on their culinary habits. Or ‘Fat Flag’ could simply be an artistic rendering to help us reflect on the different ways we relate to food.

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