We The Women recognizes nine women in history whose extraordinary feats have been lost or underrepresented in the pages of history books. Some of their achievements have been misattributed to the men they worked for, slowly forgotten from generational narratives, or simply eclipsed by the horrors of history. These photographic vignettes are built around symbols of their lives and work, and we invite you to familiarize yourself with the stories of those who paved the road for modern women.
Through concept-based still life photographs, Ingest creates visual metaphors for the use of genetic modification and pesticides in crops, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones to livestock. These practices exploit our attraction to things that are unblemished and well-proportioned, as opposed to the often irregular, scarred appearance of naturally grown foods. The project’s purpose is to prompt conversations about what is concealed from consumers at the end of our food chain.