Piece of Cake
Project info

Is there a recipe for creating photographic icons? Anja
Engelke has taken this question literally. By baking images
by well-known photographers (including Alec Soth,
Thomas Ruff, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Martin Parr, Joel
Sternfeld) and then putting these into photographic
form she appropriates photographic history and virtually
imbibes it. This kind of transposition demands precise
analysis of the represented works.
The photographer explains: ‘During my day-to-day work
with the photographic medium, it is apparent time and
time again just how important it is to have an understanding
of photographic history. After all, this forms the
foundations without which photography in its current
from would not exist.’