Power and Food Brings Powerful Political Figures Back to Earth

Power and Food
All images by Dan Bannino. Used with permission.

In today’s highly divisive political climate it’s easy to see society’s powers-that-be as an “Other;” someone completely beyond being relatable to. Photographer Dan Bannino’s “Power and Food” helps bring some of the world’s most powerful political figures back to earth by giving us an intimate portrait of who they are through the food that they love.

 

Power and Food

Whether you long for traditional American fare or have hot sauce in your bag; food has the power to bring us together

Dan Bannino is an Italian-born photographer that takes ideas and turns them into images. Whether creating satirical takes on world leaders or creating images for editorial clients that are a mix of Pop Art and Renaissance painter, Bannino’s images and creativity are truly eye-catching. We’ve featured his work before more than once; but his unique and specific look is really quite evocative.

According to Bannino, “Power and Food” was, “an almost satirical take on these figures’ eating habits, created in a way a bit quirky, a bit random that it may proves that these powerful figures are simply flesh and bones like the rest of us.” His use of color and quirky compositions help to remind us that at the end of the day, the Pope is a just another member of the Order of the Slice.

When not fixing elections (allegedly), Russia’s Vladimir Putin enjoys a good sundae.

Power and Food

“Let them eat cake”

Power and Food

Beers, brats, and cabbage, Germany’s Angela Merkel is someone we’d share a beer with.

Power and Food

His Holiness has a fondness for helping the poor and a good pie. Good call.

Power and Food

Ho, ho, ho. Though not an actual person, did you expect anything different?

Power and Food

Queen Elizabeth II

Power and Food

Kim Jong Un

Power and Food

Hilary Clinton

Power and Food

Donald Trump

You can see the full “Power and Food” series on his site and be sure to follow his latest photographic adventures on his Instagram account.