WHAT I EAT IN A DAY

What I Eat In a Day
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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY



Written by Jess Caddick
Photos and illustrations by Peter Menzel
14 Friday 14th February 2014

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Most famously, Peter Menzel photographed our behaviour as humans in relation to what families consume in a weeks worth of food around the globe: Hungry Planet. This project, produced by himself and Faith D'aluisio, raises awareness on the variables in environments and cultures, and how that influences the cost and calories of what we eat. They took us on an epic visual journey around 24 countries, visiting families who spend as little as 79p to feed up to six people, to families who spend over £300 for four.

You can see our original article HERE.

Here, we look at another incredible project by Menzel produced prior to Hungry Planet. This journey, Around The World In 80 Diets, features individuals who lay out their consumption of food and drink for just one day.

Photographed above is Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, who is the third of four wives of a Maasai Chief. She is stood outside her house in a Maasai village compound near Narok, Kenya. Tarakuai poses with her daily amount of food, mainly a maize meal with milk. The entire meal consists of around 800 calories. Menzel makes a point of the subject's height, weight, living arrangements, food and caloric intake. 

Shashi Kanth, like most Indian call centre workers, has to rely on ready-meals and candy bars to help him through the long night shifts talking to Westerners. 

 

Copyright Peter Menzel. You can buy his book HERE

 


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