If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.
“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”
The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.
He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.
From top to bottom:
Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).
Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.
Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.
Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.
The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.
Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).
Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).
Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).
Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).
Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.
I miss my grandma’s food…. ::tears::
“The work was really about a kind of forced perspective that made it appear to recede into space faster than it does. The idea of Booker T. Washington—the resonance with his life, and his struggle, and the whole notion that his idea of progress for the race—was a long slow progression of, as he said, putting your buckets down where you are, and working with what you’ve got. It really is a question of the view from where you start and the end—the goal.”
IMAGES: Ladder for Booker T. Washington (1996). Ash and maple; 438 x 22 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches. Installation view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Time, 2003.
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Malcolm in Accra, Ghana, May 1964, holding the Koran given to him by Alhaji Isa Wali, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana (right).
Photo by Alice Windom.
“Earth Matters” at National Museum of African Art in DC // “Africa is the only cradle of humanity,” said director Johnnetta Cole. There have to be conversations about the universal connectedness to the place “where the first human beings had language and art.”
Different breakdance competitions and events in Uganda. (Photographed by Ugandan photographer Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar.)
Scott Hazard tears and layers photographs to create these beautiful wormholes into other worlds.
Cyrus Kabiru is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya best known for his C-Stunners,“an ongoing work where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects.”
I love the fact that Kabiru recycles found materials to create these futuristic pieces. His C-Stunners inspire so many visual connections, so whenever I see them I imagine different people wearing them—- for example Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Asha, the lead character in the post-apocalyptic African short film Pumzi, Janelle Monáe as Cindi Mayweather, Grace Jones in her video for Slave to the Rhythm as well as her Citroën commercial (directed by Jean-Paul Goude),Erykah Badu lost in a deserted landscape in her video for Didn’t Cha Know, or artist Karen Seneferu’s piece Techno Kisi. More HERE.
Exploded flowers by Fong Qi Wei
I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.
That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.
That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…
- Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]