what do the world’s most powerful people pig out on? italian photographer dan bannino has staged an almost satirical, studio-reportage that envisions the eating habits and food that those in political power like to enjoy. the series ‘proves that these powerful figures are just ordinary humans, simply flesh and bones like the rest of us,’ bannino describes.

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angela merkel | all images courtesy of dan bannino



bannino uses bold, bright colors and kitschy props to make the project ‘a mash up of politics, art and photography’. the images offer curious and quirky insight into the habits of political powerhouses and world leaders. fast food fanatics might be surprised to know it is one of the favorite feasts of US president donald trump; those hot for hot sauce might find humor in hearing hillary clinton enjoys it too; love pizza? so does pope francis. check out some of the most unexpected culinary choices of the world’s leaders, and you might never eat the same way again.

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pope francis 

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vladimir putin

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hillary clinton

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donald trump

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queen elizabeth II

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marie antoinette

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kim jong-un

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