Rice is a staple food for more than one-half the world’s population, but for many of its consumers, its origin is distant and mysterious. Last year, Scott Gable, a photographer who has long been interested in the industrialization of food production, decided to satiate his own curiosity by discovering the people and places behind this ubiquitous food. “The end product is a package of rice or a rice cracker or a rice snack but at the very start of it, rice is still a real food product surrounded by real people and real culture,” he said.
Gable wanted to capture every aspect of rice production: the planting, the harvesting, the factories that package and ship the food. After getting some contacts from experts at Cornell University and conducting his own research, he left for China last May and spent the next four months traveling around Asia. He visited six countries along the way and saw a range of agricultural practices, from the most up-to-date and high tech facilities to farms that still use ancient methods of hand planting and harvesting.
Powerful steel engines blowing huge, undulating clouds of smoke into the air emerge from the fog in these strikingly beautiful images by engineer and self-taught photographer Matthew Malkiewicz.
This weekend in 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Police Academy, The Natural, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and The Karate Kid were all in theaters.
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