Wed, 18th Jul 2018
The Guardian | Unicorn lollies and six million avocados: our insatiable appetite for Instafood

Photograph: @clerkenwellboyec1/Instagram


We’ll never know what the photographer Irving Penn would have made of #foodporn. The master of still-life photography died in 2009, and Instagram wasn’t born until the following year.


Instagram, of course, is the favoured social media outlet for photographs of food, and #foodporn is one of its most-used hashtags, with 130m posts and rising. Penn was doing it seven decades ago – memorable among his early images on


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