Ariel Ramchandani reviews Mark Menjivar's fridge portraits:
Whether we are looking at a hacked-up buck, glowing red in a freezer
next to a bottle of tequila ("Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX
| 3-Person Household | 12-Point Buck | 2008"), a lone jar of
organic mayonnaise next to a black plastic bag on vacant shelves
("Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on
$432 fixed monthly income | 2007"), or an impeccable medley of citrus,
beer and yogurt ("Community Volunteer | San Angelo, TX | 1-Person
Household | Completely blind and lives alone. | 2007"), the effect is
compellingly voyeuristic, a mix of banality with bright spots of
difference. (Keep your eye out for the frozen rattlesnake.) One wonders
if shopping lists
, medicine cabinets or glove compartments would be so revealing.
More images here.