[3/3/17] A food photographer criticized “whiteness” and “privilege” in the food industry on a podcast called “Racist Sandwich.”
“Food media is predominantly generated by white people for white people,” said food photographer Celeste Noche to the BBC. “So when the subject veers toward anything outside of the Western canon, it’s not uncommon to see things generalized, exotified, or misrepresented. ”
“I think microaggressions in social media are reflective of food media as a whole in that appropriation,” explained Noche. “These microaggressions can be as simple as a lack of research.”
“I think that whiteness in a photograph can be the privilege of not having to explain what it is by using different props or things that overcompensate,” she said during an appearance on the “Racist Sandwich“ podcast.