A person’s refrigerator can be considered his or her own created temporary autonomous zone. What people keep in their fridge can be telling of their personality, their socioeconomic status, or even what issues they deem important and relevant to their lives.
Mark Menjivar’s You are What you Eat is a photo project that documents the refrigerators of several different people.
Each fridge is photographed “as is”. Nothing added, nothing taken away.
These are portraits of the rich and the poor. Vegetarians, Republicans, members of the NRA, those left out, the under appreciated, former POWs, dreamers, and so much more. We never know the full story of one’s life.