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Special Event

Coffee Morning — Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography

Friday, November 10

10:00 am

Shakespeare and Company Café 37 Rue de la Bûcherie Paris, France


Join Aperture and Shakespeare and Company at their Café with author Susan Bright, editor Denise Wolff, and cookbook collector Matthieu Nicol, for a morning show-and-tell discussion about the rich history of food in photographs from Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography. Photographers, through a range of expressions, have depicted this most common of subjects, and the resulting works—from the hilarious to the devastating—hold our lives and times up to the light, forming the building blocks of culture and reflecting how we see ourselves. Special cake, inspired by the photographs, will be served!

This even is part of Photobook Week at Shakespeare and Company, and is presented in association with Photo Saint Germain, Too Many Pictures, Aperture and Bob’s Bake Shop.

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Susan Bright is a curator and writer. She has curated exhibitions internationally at institutions including: Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others. Current projects include curating a large exhibition of Elina Brotherus’s new work at Serlachius Museum, Finland and co-authoring a book on visual literacy for Tate. Her published books include: Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (2017), Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013), Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co­authored with Val Williams), Face of Fashion (2007), and Art Photography Now (2005).

Denise Wolff is senior editor at Aperture, specializing in photography books. Prior to Aperture, she was the commissioning editor for photography at Phaidon Press in London. Some recent books she has commissioned include The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip by David Campany (for which she co-curated an exhibition); The Photographer’s Playbook; Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography by Susan Bright; and Seeing Things by Joel Meyerowtiz.

Besides being a food photography and vintage cookbook collector, Matthieu Nicol runs Too many Pictures, a Paris-based cultural consultancy and creative agency that operates in the fields of photography and luxury.

Bob’s Bake Shop is a New York-style family of restaurants proposing an original mix of fresh vegetarian health food and authentic homemade comfort food. Since its creation in 2006, it has become a Paris institution that includes Bob’s Juice Bar, Bob’s Kitchen and Bob’s Bake Shop. Bob’s is also the exclusive food collaborator on the Shakespeare and Company Café. Marc Grossman, the founder of Bob’s has written several cookbooks including NEW YORK – CULT RECIPES (Marabout/Murdoch).

Coffee Morning — Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography