Dominic Episcopo Photography
1345 E Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
About Meat America
In MEAT AMERICA, artist and photographer Dominic Episcopo focuses on his lifelong passion and most surprising muse: Meat. Serving up inspired and often irreverent translations of the American spirit through a devout carnivore’s lens, each of Dominic’s photographs satisfies our appetite for both—art and wit—in one bite.
Weegee, the renowned American crime photographer once declared, “Many photographers live in a dream world of beautiful backgrounds. It wouldn’t hurt them to get a taste of reality to wake them up.” With this influence, Dominic confronts the subject of America in an inspired way—raw and uncut.
For some a coffee-table book, for others a bathroom one, MEAT AMERICA’S diverse acceptance is a reflection of America itself. And while reactions range from disgust to praise, there is one common thread that critics and individuals can agree on: Dominic has tapped into a visceral subject and topic that inspires emotion and ignites thought.
What do you call someone who shoots meat AFTER it has been butchered?
An artist. (But not a starving one.)
Dominic Episcopo attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he earned a BFA in Fine Arts. His wide-ranging portfolio encompasses the extremes of everyday life—from the worlds of high fashion, to low-fi indie musicians and corporate advertising campaigns.
Episcopo’s photographs have graced the walls of the Permanent Collection of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gallery 339 and Bambi Gallery. Print and online features include: Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, The Sun UK, Huffington Post, Smithsonian’s Food & Think, National Geographic Traveler, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Daily News, Geekadelphia, The Urban Grocer, Laughing Squid, Cool Huntiing, Polyvore, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, and many more.