zaterdag 23 november 2013

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Ever wondered what's on family dinner tables around the globe? 

I discover this amazing project at Łódź Design Festival 2013.

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled the world documenting that most basic of human behaviors — what we eat. Their project, “Hungry Planet,” depicts everything that an average family consumes in a given week–and what it costs — laid out in thought provoking detail.


Hungry Planet: What the World Eats 
30 Families, 24 Countries, 600 Meals

In Hungry Planet, Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio present a photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week. Each family's profile includes a detailed description of their weekly food purchases; photographs of the family at home, at market, and in their community; and a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries.
To assemble this remarkable comparison, Menzel and D'Aluisio traveled to twenty-four countries and visited thirty families from Bhutan and Bosnia to Mexico and Mongolia. Accompanied by an insightful foreword by Marion Nestle, and provocative essays from Alfred W. Crosby, Francine R. Kaufman, Corby Kummer, Charles C. Mann, Michael Pollan, and Carl Safina, the result of this journey is a 30-course documentary feast: captivating, infuriating, and altogether fascinating.

http://www.menzelphoto.com

Great Britain

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mexico

Kuwait

Italy

Greenland

Japan

Germany

Australia

Poland

Turkey

Egypt

Cuba

Mongolia

India

Mali

Ecuador

Chad

Bhutan


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