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Photography exhibition depicting food waste opens in Izmir…

Press release…

5 April 2022, Izmir – In support of the national “Save Your Food” campaign against food loss and waste in Turkey, FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey, with the support of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, are jointly organizing the exhibition “Grown for a Bin” by the Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler.

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The exhibition shows unconsumed food in various stages of decay arranged into an elaborate series of still life photographs. The provocative way that food waste is depicted seeks to draw public attention to the issue and bring about a necessary shift in the mindset and behaviour of consumers. Mr Viorel Gutu, FAO Representative in Turkey and Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, and Mr Tunç SOYER, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will open the exhibition at the Izmir Art Gallery, Kültürpark, Izmir on 12 April, where it will run until 30 April 2022.

About the “Save Your Food” campaign:

Launched in May 2020, the national Save Your Food campaign is intended to raise awareness about the detrimental impacts of food loss and waste and to stimulate action along the food supply chain. The campaign is jointly implemented by FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey under the project “Reduction of Food Loss and Waste in Azerbaijan, Central Asia and Turkey”. It is funded by Turkey through the FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture. The project assists recipient countries (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in developing national strategies and action plans for reducing food loss and waste (http://gidanikoru.com).

About Klaus Pichler:

Klaus Pichler lives and works in Vienna. He studied landscape planning and landscape architecture at the University of Life Sciences Vienna and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2005 with a focus on commissioned work and free artistic projects. His primary focus is in the overlooked aspects of everyday life, the relationship between people and environment, and the tension between natural science, social policy and media culture.

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