On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, photographer Penny De Los Santos has been contributing insight into our world’s food traditions through her lens. Seen in National Geographic and Saveur magazines, her images speak for themselves (her powerful TEDx talk speaks volumes as well). Traveling to over 30 countries on assignment, from photographing a single meal in Beirut during Ramadan, to spending time with citrus vendors on the Tex-Mex border, Penny doesn’t blur the line where food and culture meet- she gives it her utmost focus. This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods. Thanks to Cookies for the theme music.

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“I don’t want to see just a pretty picture- I want there to be a reason for the picture.” [8:50]

“Great photography is about a moment.” [12:45]

“At the heart of every great story is knowing where people are eating.” [16:50]

Penny De Los Santos on THE FOOD SEEN