Texas-born photographer Peter Augustus’ “Mystery Meat” series pokes gentle fun at the western world’s separation of meat and animal when it comes to the food we consume. The series presents standard western meals photographed alongside their un-processed animal sources.
Using classic American dishes, “Mystery Meat” raises awareness of the production of food in the western world. The series came about as a reaction to traditional meat shops in Hong Kong, where Augustus relocated two years ago. In sharp contrast to the heavily processed and pleasingly packaged meat in American grocery stores, shops in Hong Kong openly displayed every part of the animal without alteration. While less comfortable, this relationship to food is at least a more honest one. That being said, I may have had my last hot dog...
All images courtesy of Peter Augustus, used with permission.
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