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Shall We Eat?

This assignment ran from Dec 5 to Dec 12, 2018.

Please note that this mini-assignment will be open for only two submissions until December 12, 2018 at 5pm EST.

Food is the best. It’s one of my favorite things. Whether I’m eating pizza in bed with my best friend while we watch our favorite TV show, enjoying my dad’s favorite restaurant at home in New York, scoring free snacks at work, or treating myself to sushi, food connects us. It sustains us physically, and sometimes, emotionally.

This assignment is simple. Show me the food in your life! What’s special about the dish or cuisine? Does it remind you of a home that might be far away? Did your relative teach you the recipe? Is it from your favorite fancy restaurant or take-out near your apartment? Do you know a chef you have waiting to make a portrait of? Is it food that brings joy to your soul?

Anything related to food (or beverage) is fair game for this assignment. Your photo just has to relate to food, and then use your caption to tell me more about it. I want my mouth to be watering as I read the stories that bring a photo of food to life. Teach me something about the character in your photo, whether that character is food, a person, or even a place.

Be creative and ask yourself, shall we eat?

Kristen McNicholas
National Geographic Your Shot

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Kristen McNicholas
Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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Published Dec 22, 2018.
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Kristen McNicholas

Kristen McNicholas

Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
Kristen is an Associate Photo Editor with the Your Shot team. She interned at the White House Photo Office under the Obama Administration as well as Education Week. A proud RIT alumna, dessert enthusiast and Finger Lakes, NY native, Kristen is excited to guide your photographic journey!