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Wartime Meal Captures

Ashley Gilbertson Photographs Typical Food Rations of Military Soldiers

— August 29, 2011 — Lifestyle
If you've ever wondered the kinds of meals soldiers fighting in Afghanistan receive, Ashley Gilbertson's 'Military Rations of Troops in Afghanistan' series will shed some light on that sense of curiosity. This talented photographer and artist captures food rations in order to answer questions about the ready-to-eat meals soldiers receive.

Popular design website 'Trendland' quotes Ashley Gilbertson explanation that, “in combat, eating is often the only good thing about a day. When a soldier or marine sits down to warm up his M.R.E., he’s not being shot at, he’s not losing friends." The safety that these meals represent to soldiers in Afghanistan is something they cherish, just as this Ashley Gilbertson's project helps to shed light upon.

Implications - Along with wartime consumers continue to be heavily captivated by products that allow them to feel connected to the soldiers fighting for their countries. Whether a company or artist necessarily agrees with war, it is important to show their support of troops, just as consumers continue to stress.
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