Oct. 14, 2020

Photographer Gregg Segal on the Waste Culture, Diet, and Globalization

Photographer Gregg Segal on the Waste Culture, Diet, and Globalization

American photographer Gregg Segal has always been fascinated by the way we consume. From what we throw away to what we eat, nothing is off-limits.


American photographer Gregg Segal has always been fascinated by the way we consume. From what we throw away to what we eat, nothing is off-limits. We spend time chatting with Gregg about his groundbreaking series “7 Days of Garbage” and “Undaily Bread” to understand what he’s learned about the way we produce waste and what we can take away from other cultures.

See some of the artwork we discuss on the Top Artist Instagram

Follow Gregg’s work on his website, Instagram, and Facebook. His book Daily Bread can be purchased on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T0wGex

And read more about some of the projects we discuss during our chat:

Kids Around the World Photographed Surrounded by Their Weekly Diet

Venezuelan Refugees Surrounded by Their Belongings

Revealing Photos of People Lying Down in a Week’s Worth of Trash

Gregg Segal

Photographer

Gregg Segal studied photography and film at California Institute of the Arts (BFA) dramatic writing at New York University (MFA) and education at The University of Southern California (MA).

Segal approaches his work with the sensibility of a sociologist – using the medium to explore culture – our identity, memory, behavior, roles, beliefs, and values. His photography utilizes stark contrast and juxtaposition to engage viewers and provoke reflection. He draws on his background in writing and film to make pictures that are single frame dramas with a sense of something that has or is about to happen.

Segal’s photography has been recognized by American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, Investigative Reporters and Editors, The New York Press Club, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Magnum Photography Awards. Segal’s portraiture and photo essays have been featured in Time, Newsweek, The Independent, Le Monde, Stern, Fortune, National Geographic Adventure, and Wired, among others.