Show me your fridge and I‘ll tell you who you are. Wait, I think this saying was about friends. Actually, when you think about it, a fridge is quite a good friend, especially in lockdown. It‘s something you can rely on at least 3 times a day, and it never disappoints. And you would be surprised how much a fridge can reveal about you, even beyond your eating habits!

German designer, photographer, and gluten-free, healthy food lover Sandra Juncker decided to peek into people’s fridges around the world to find out how much the contents of a fridge can tell about their lives.

What does your fridge tell about you? Let us know in the comments!

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#1

Germany, 2012

Germany, 2012

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago

is that drawer on the bottom filled with kinder suprises!

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Since 2012, people from London, Cape Town, Pretoria, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin have opened their fridges to the whole world, and this is the result so far―a colorful archive of fridges and their proud owners. These people are of different personalities, nationalities, cultures, traditions, ages, and social statuses and Juncker tried to capture the link between these factors and the contents of these people’s fridges.

“So what does this tell us about the people who use these fridges? Do we have a special system filling it? What belongs in our fridges and what do we eat? Is there any difference or similarity between different cultures, countries, ages, or flat sharing? Do we keep leftovers and how do we store them?” These are just a few of the questions Juncker was interested in when she started the project.

#2

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

Pretoria, South Africa, 2016

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
3 months ago

I would like to clarify things on behalf people living in south africa, we do not keep cake mix, corn flour, stock cubes, green tea, oats and a bunch of other things in this picture in the fridge. We do not know this woman and why she does the things that she does.

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#3

London, UK, 2017

London, UK, 2017

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone likes their broccoli :D

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Letting someone into your fridge can be a very intimate moment as it can reveal more than just how often you eat your fruit and vegetables. It can show how well-organized and tidy you are, if you are vegetarian or vegan, and speak about your lifestyle in general. It seems inaccurate to judge people based on the contents of their fridge, but when you look through the list and spot the little details, you can kind of guess to whom they might belong. The biggest fridge packed with all sorts of pre-cooked meals belongs to a grandma, a secret compartment with chocolate probably prepared to spoil grandchildren belongs to an elderly German couple, a minimalist man with long hair has a fridge full of broccoli and other goods, a young couple from busy Paris has barely anything inside. If you are curious about what's inside other people's fridges, this ongoing series is right up your alley, but being able to see fridge owners in their usual environment makes this social experiment so much more interesting.

#4

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Wistre Vist
Community Member
3 months ago

Just living for that kimono queen in the middle..I'd want to live here

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#5

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly, he is a bachelor, haha.

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The project called “Show Me Your Fridge” is particularly important to the artist as she has become very invested in the global topics of food, modern trends of responsible handling, and waste.

According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, around one-third or 1.3 billion tons of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year. Food waste in households often occurs due to poor purchase and meal planning, excess buying, confusion over “best before” and “use by” labels, and poor storage. Consequently, any food losses add up to water, land, energy, labor, and capital resources, whereas extensive and needless production causes global warming and climate change. We can do better, starting with our own fridges!

#6

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Sofia Monteiro
Community Member
3 months ago

Potatoes in the fridge?

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#7

London, United Kingdom, 2016

London, United Kingdom, 2016

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Not Proud British
Community Member
3 months ago

Is the towel in the fridge some kind of neat tip or trick I haven't heard of yet?

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If you like this idea, you can also check what’s inside people’s wallets, ladies’ handbags, and even vehicles of various emergency services!

#8

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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LittleMissLotus
Community Member
3 months ago

I love how neat this one is

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#9

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

Cape Town, South Africa, 2016

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Rissie
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

This is a very expensive fridge and by expensive I mean it's so old it is probably at least a new fridge a year in electricity.

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#10

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey, 2013

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HempFairy
Community Member
3 months ago

I like how almost every item on the left side is either yellow, pink or red.

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#11

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

BROCCOLI

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#12

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Petra Pan
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful family. :)

jamie1707
Community Member
3 months ago

adorable!

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Tanner Wright
Community Member
3 months ago

For having 4 people in the family, that fridge is surprisingly clean!

Miss Cris
Community Member
3 months ago

They're rich and eat outside.

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Jessica Cole
Community Member
3 months ago

I would give up my fridge for a year for those floors...

Robin Syr
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like upcycled old wood. Gorgeous gorgeous

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Davio D
Community Member
3 months ago

Are you kidding? Two small children and an empty fridge? I think all of these people must eat out a lot.

Tiari
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Or it’s taken the day before buying groceries.

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CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

That is a lot of film canisters.

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone is a photographer! I have seen 35mm rolls of film in a long time. Yes it is ok to put them in the fridge too. It slows down the degradation of the film and since storing film near heat sources like the heater and window where the sun comes in can ruin the film, the fridge is the proper place to store them.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 months ago

Four people live there and there's virtuallly no food in that fridge. Weird.

Kylo Wren (Wren St. Germain)
Community Member
3 months ago

Awww!

Molly Block
Community Member
3 months ago

More curry ketchup! ;-D

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
3 months ago

film in the fridge?any explanations?on the top right

Tom Thumb
Community Member
3 months ago

Im a photographer and I was delighted to see film containers in the fridge as its something I haven't seen for years.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a great family portrait... AND THOSE FLOORS!!!

LindaS
Community Member
3 months ago

That's more like it, lots of condiments, they're cookers

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

I think they all look empty is because Europeans shop frequently. I have more chocolate in my fridge than they have food.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 months ago

What are they feeding the children???

Valerie Page
Community Member
3 months ago

Broccoli

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Chicago Dog Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

For better or worse (insert joke here), if I thought this was an American family's fridge, I'd be worried about food insecurity. But it's not, so I'm not.

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#13

Berlin, Germany, 2018

Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

But dat moustache be on flek (idk how to spell it but you get what I mean)

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#14

Paris, France, 2017

Paris, France, 2017

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

wow, that's a very ahem minimalistic fridge

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