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Raw and uncut. Meat the Butchers is an ongoing documentary photography project.
Part I was exhibited last year during Head On and showed butchers and meat processing in its purest form, in Indonesia and Holland. No industrialized mass production, just real authentic butcher shops and markets. Part II takes you into the slaughterhouse, a surreal place with real animals and real meat. You will have to realize: even organic meat doesn't grow on a tree.
Pictures were taken at a Dutch butcher who still does the slaughtering himself, unlike the controversial meat industry, an industry where everything can be done with machines, from slaughter to processing. The industry delivers cheap, wrapped and processed meats to the supermarkets that give you little idea of the animals they once were. More and more people have no idea what meat or even animal they're eating, after it's processed.
Time to Meat the Butchers!
Check out a preview of the show here