Photography that makes a difference.™
Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio
The book project examines nutrition around the world on a very personal level. It looks at 101 unique individuals and portrays them with everything they eat in one day. A list of the food, with weights, prices, and caloric values accompany each of the 101 portraits. Other photos of daily life (working, shopping, cooking, eating) enhance each person’s nutritional story. Subjects vary from sumo wrestlers, bullfighters, and bike messengers to anorexics, Tibetan nomads, and Indian sadhus.
Peter Menzel is a photographer known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. His award-winning photographs have been published in Life, National Geographic, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Stern, and GEO. He has received a number of World Press and Picture of the Year awards.
Faith D’Aluisio is a former television news producer whose work received awards from the Associated Press and the United Press International. The editor and lead writer for the Material World book series, she received the James Beard Foundation Award in 1999 for Best Book, Reference and Writing on Food for Man Eating Bugs.
Menzel and D’Aluisio are the co-creators of the books Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, Material World: A Global Family Portrait, and Women in the Material World. They are also the co-authors of Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects, and Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species.
They live in Napa, California, and are the parents of four adult sons: Josh, Jack, Adam and Evan.
The book "What I Eat: Around The World In 80 Diets" was published August 10, 2010 to great review. Menzel and D'Alusio are now conducting lectures and exhibitions from the book.
“What I Eat…does not judge. It simply presents. …Images of healthy people and catastrophically unhealthy people — you can’t get them out of your head. Somehow, without instructing you to think harder about the choices you make when you eat, this book makes you do exactly that. The reason: You wonder what your own portrait would look like.”
—Esquire, Sept 2010
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