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Kate Cunningham July 20, 2009

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Dinner, New York, 2008

Kate Cunningham (b. 1970, United States) lives in New York City.  She received her BA in Journalism from N.Y.U. and her MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, where she was the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Scholarship.  She was selected for the Art and Commerce Fesitval of Emerging Photographers in 2004 and 2005.

About the Photograph:

“There are rhythms to a kitchen in a fine dining restaurant that conjure dance, theater or sport.  I have recently begun to photograph an intense New York City restaurant kitchen and its staff, observing the high energy moments of choreography during service, as well as the quiet, individual moments of concentration during the many hours of food preparation.  I am interested in how it all comes together – how each member of this highly disciplined kitchen crew works efficiently within the larger team in order to create a singular culinary experience for diners, most of whom will remain unaware of the myriad details or minute efforts made to create it.”

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1. alex - September 17, 2009

I love this photograpgh- i’ve worked in kitchens/restaurants etc & there are indeed to many facets that come together behind the scenes to provide the customer with what he/she wants.. i love the relationships implied in this image by the differing gazes of the wait-staff, great pic well done!


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