Allie Wist

Allie Wist is an artist, writer, photo editor, and educator whose work is anchored in food systems, food culture, and global landscapes. She is a part-time faculty member at both The New School and NYU, where she teaches Food in the Arts and Food and Media. She is currently a photo editor at Bon App├ętit and was an art director at Saveur magazine for 4 years prior to that. She also works as a visual artist, and her work on food culture and climate change has been exhibited with Honolulu Biennial, the Wellcome Collection, and CRUSH Curatorial. She has been commissioned to create food and art installations for a variety of art and environmental organizations, including MIT, the Center for Book Arts, and HESSE FLATOW. She received her MA from NYU in food studies and holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University in media.


Past Olios with Allie Wist


Conjuring the Senses: Food Photography and American Society

Food photography quickly embarked on its own path as a visual medium, and began to fundamentally change how we view eating, dining, and cooking as part of our collective identity. In this Olio, We'll take a look at food photographs decade by decade to see what aspects of American society and culture can be gleaned through analyzing one of our favorite photography subjects.

Venue: None

Teacher: Allie Wist

Nov. 24, 2020, 8 p.m.


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