Henk Wildschut has, in his series of photographs Food (2011–2013), documented Dutch food production facilities. He is trying to understand the realities of the modern food industry.
Originally when planning the series, Wildschut wanted to shed light on the dark side of the food industry. The reality, however, was not black and white. According to the photographic artist, technologically advanced, intensive food production can, at its best, lead to energy savings, better control, and improvements in the well-being of animals in the food industry.
In his series, Wildschut focused especially on production facilities that have taken advantage of the latest technological innovations to solve problems in food production. Wildschut wants to steer clear of romanticising or demonising topics related to the food industry, because he feels that the polarised debate may constitute an obstacle to discovering vital new solutions.
Henk Wildschut (born 1967) is a Dutch photographic artist living in Amsterdam.
Henk Wildschut’s works are exhibited at the Finnish Museum of Photography as part of the Post-Food exhibition. The exhibition is open 3.2.-29.4.2017
Exhibition opening on Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6-8 pm