• France – French cheese with grapes.
  • Greece – Dolmades with yoghurt.
  • Italy – Spaghetti Bolognese.
  • Germany – Saussage with sauerkraut and potatoes.
  • Great Britain – Fish and chips.
  • Bulgaria – Shopksa salad.
  • Austria – Schnitzel.
  • The Netherlands – Cabbage with potatoes and smoked saussage.
  • Sweden – Meatballs with red cabbage.
  • Hungary – Goulash.
  • Spain – Paella.
Alexander Thompson

Do traditions, customs and the culture of every country fade away in pursuit of a unified European society? Alexander Thompson´s series Euro-Burger examines the “Burger” as a symbol of a consumer culture which devours its own national identity. Traditional meals of 11 EU Member States are served in hamburger buns on disposable paper plates. They are decorated with toothpick-sized national cocktail flags as reference to the transformation of the national symbols into goods of mass consumption which create a fake sense of diversity. The neutral grey and “tasteless” background suggests neutrality, indifference and lack of indeterminateness. Photographs of the dishes were taken in a domestic environment in the town of Essen, Germany.

Alexander Thompson was born in 1973 in Essen, Germany. His dedication to photography started in the 80s. Leica´s M digital camera system is the reason he switched to digital in 2011. In 2015 he began a Master’s Programme in Photography at New Bulgarian University. The Euro-Burger project was included in the Polyptych exposition of The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate in Sofia in 2016.