Everything We Are


Food is everything we are.
It’s an extension of national feeling,
ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region,
your tribe, your grandma.
It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.
– Anthony Bourdain

Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir

If more of us valued food and cheer and song
above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. 

–  J.R.R. Tolkien 

Peshawar, Pakistan
Yangon, Myanmar

If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house
and eat with him…
the people who give you their food give you their heart.
– Cesar Chavez

Agra, India
Zamboanga, Philippines
Darjeeling, India

Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating
with those you love and care for.

– David Chang

Old Delhi, India
Labrang, Tibet
Hong Kong, China

Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power,
has that ability to comfort. 
― Norman Kolpas 

Angkor, Cambodia
New York, NY, USA
Beirut, Lebanon

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.
-Alan D. Wolfelt


By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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26 replies on “Everything We Are”

hoy 19 agosto dia internacional de la fotografia y tambien de la asistencia humanitaria… quiero mostrarle a Steve un saludo por ser un fotografo que mezcla la fotografia y la humanidad de forma tan hermosamente sensible y fuerte a la vez….FELIZ DIA

Arresting pictures, as usual, Steve. That photo of Vesuvio Bakery caught my attention, not just because it’s across the street from my place, but also it features Mr. Dapolito, who used to be a mayor of sorts of this neighborhood. Since he’s passed away, they renamed a nearby park Vesuvio, with a mention about him, and the city’s Clarkson Street recreation and pool center is also named after him. Cheers

Magnificent pictures (should i say as always!) and the quotes are perfectly chosen (as always too) For me you really are a “master” , perfectly showing humankind, showing the details of real life. “Human being” is the subject and about each picture one can imagine a story. That is the purpose of photography for me. Thank you for sharing with us all the diversity of your work. Thanks!

As always, a beautiful set of photos of food and people from around the world. Thank you Stevebhai

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