Pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Hen­ry Har­graves, start­ed this pho­to series by pho­tograph­ing foods his­tor­i­cal dic­ta­tors have eat­en. Quick­ly, though, their endeav­our evolved as they saw stark sim­i­lar­i­ties between past and present. It became abun­dant­ly clear how author­i­tar­i­an regimes through­out his­to­ry have used food as a weapon, sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly oppress­ing, silenc­ing, and killing peo­ple through star­va­tion.