If countless scientific studies can’t convince climate change deniers of the imminent threat to the world, perhaps a stark glance into our future food supply might do the trick. Artist Allie Wist has created a bleak photo series, called Flooded, which provides an alarming depiction of a dystopic dinner party set in the age of massive flooding caused by rising sea levels.



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Wist and her team, made up of photographer, Heami Lee, stylist Rebecca Bartoshesky, and food and recipe specialist C.C. Buckley, shot the images in areas threatened by rising sea levels. As for the menu, the team decided to put the focus on relatable dishes and their future potential demise. Using some of the most common recipes found in the New York and New England area, the dystopic photoshoot depicts how these beloved dishes would look in a flood-filled future.

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Wist told Gizmodo that her inspiration for the series came from the common disconnect people seem to have between climate change and its effects on their personal lives, “Climate change is a really abstract phenomenon for a lot of people. They don’t really associate it with their daily lives. I think food is one of the most intimate substances we encounter. It can lend an emotional intensity and connection that people won’t have to these abstract scientific concepts.”

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Via Gizmodo

Images via Allie West
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