Robert Heinecken's work was considered controversial when he began creating it. Like Richard Prince, he used advertising images to make a point about our consumer culture. "Heinecken was among the first to consider himself an artist who used photographs, not a photographer who made them. . . . He sometimes described himself as a para-photographer, because his work stood 'beside' or 'beyond' traditional ideas associated with photography." "Food, Sex, and TV" was published on the occasion of an exhibition and workshop at Fotoforum Kassel in June of 1983. This book includes essays by Suzanne E. Pastor and Susan E. Cohen.