Family Holiday Dinner Rituals

CompanyErik Slot Fotografie
PhotographerErik Slot
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Family Holiday Dinner Rituals. In many cultures, the meal is the highlight of the holiday. In Christian culture a nice piece of meat is often the centrepiece of the meal. But we’d rather not think of the slaughter of the turkey, rabbit or lamb that is now this delicious piece of meat. In Islamic culture - here in Morocco - the slaughter itself is an essential part of the festivities. The highlight of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) is not just the meal, but especially the slaughter of a goat or sheep: a festive family affair!

Story

Family Holiday Dinner Rituals. In many cultures, the meal is the highlight of the holiday. In Christian culture a nice piece of meat is often the centrepiece of the meal. But we’d rather not think of the slaughter of the turkey, rabbit or lamb that is now this delicious piece of meat. In Islamic culture - here in Morocco - the slaughter itself is an essential part of the festivities. The highlight of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) is not just the meal, but especially the slaughter of a goat or sheep: a festive family affair!

About Photographer

Erik Slot (The Netherlands, 1967) Having been interested in photography since childhood, I recently made a career switch and have become a professional photographer. I graduated as a documentary photographer from the Amsterdam Photo Academy in December 2015. Throughout my work, issues of righteousness, socio-cultural mechanisms and the (in)ability of people to control their own lives play a central role. I am fascinated by the influence of physical surroundings on people’s chances in life, but I am also intrigued by the influence of social, religious and cultural surroundings on the daily lives of groups and individuals.