Mark Menjivar, a photographer, took portraits of people’s refrigerators instead of people. For each portrait, he wrote a short blurb. The one on the left:
Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household (including dog) | First week after deciding to eat all local produce.
Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily.
My first practice was strictly a house call practice. I had no office, so I had to visit your apartment. This is the kind of thing I could understand about you. As a doctor, I could see how you lived and what you ate. This is why traditional clinic visits are so limited. People all tend to look the same when you’re seeing 25 people a day in a sterile white office. But, in fact, people actually reflect what’s in their refrigerator. And then docs typically prescribe pills when the real solution is changing what’s in the refrigerator. Medical care, and the way doctors deliver it, is broken in America. Since pills and scalpels don’t fix bad lifestyle, we must get away from the belief that modern medicine will save us. Doctors, and their antiquated tools, are failing our country’s health.