Death Row Prisoners 'Last Meals' Series

Helen Grace Ventura Thompson was awarded the prestigious Sony World Photography Fine Art Still Life Award (2012) for her series depicting the last meals of Death Row Prisoners. The project was a collaboration with a graphic designer who used the images to illustrate a mock-up book on the subject. After researching the subject, Helen considered which meals would be the most interesting to photograph. She wanted to create beautiful still life images despite the extremely strong and difficult subject. Having always been interested in seeing food differently her wider practice demonstrates how food photography can portray social statements.