Rocks or Rice
Rocks or Rice

Photobooth, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco 2012

Throwing rice at a wedding is an old tradition that wishes for prosperity, abundance and fertility. Conversely media images from the 2007 food riots in 30+ countries focused on people throwing rocks and objects in anger and in desperation. Riots broke out when the price of rice, a staple food for much of the world, was more than what many people could afford. Both of these events focus on the act of throwing—one joyful, the other violent.

Learn about the growing world food crisis and make a statement with your face! What will you throw?

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Rocks or Rice
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Rocks or Rice

Photobooth, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco 2012

Throwing rice at a wedding is an old tradition that wishes for prosperity, abundance and fertility. Conversely media images from the 2007 food riots in 30+ countries focused on people throwing rocks and objects in anger and in desperation. Riots broke out when the price of rice, a staple food for much of the world, was more than what many people could afford. Both of these events focus on the act of throwing—one joyful, the other violent.

Learn about the growing world food crisis and make a statement with your face! What will you throw?

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