The photography series ‘Eat to Win’ explores over consumption and the culture of gorging through photographs of American food eating competitions.

 

From the family-owned pie shop to internationally televised spectacles, these competitions are regularly staged throughout the United States, in small towns, big cities and county fairs, drawing anywhere from a dozen to thousands of spectators.

  

Whether it’s blueberry pie, hot dogs, chili or chicken wings, these events are characterized by a frenzied energy where in the space of 2 to 6 minutes, all table manners are broken and the ferocity of consumption assumes comic opera proportions.  

 

Both hilarious and disturbing, the close up portraits of contestants in action show a complex psychology of pleasure and pain and serve as a metaphor for a society that is literally consuming itself to death.

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