SHOPPERS are being given food for thought by a photography student’s public artwork.
Marcin Reweda, pictured, created a giant photo montage in a pedestrian walkway in Sunderland city centre.
The 29-year-old, who is studying photography, video and digital imaging at Sunderland University, wanted to make a statement about food miles and the distance some foods have to travel to reach shoppers in the UK.
Marcin, who is originally from Poland, chose the busy spot between Marks & Spencer and BHS as he wanted to have the maximum impact on shoppers.
Store bosses approved designs for the artwork – an apple made up of up to 800 small photos – and Marcin spent two days creating it.
Marcin, a second-year student, said: “It is about food miles and importing food to the UK. I chose an apple because most of the apples in the UK are imported from other countries.
“I’ve always been interested in taking photographs, so I decided the degree might help to develop my career.”
Programme leader Dave Harvey said: “The whole intention of this kind of project is that it is not in an art gallery, but in a public place, provoking debate.
“It’s not a critique of Mark & Spencer, but instead to get the customers thinking.”