Peter Menzel lives in Napa, California, and has been producing “thinking people’s photography books” with his wife and coauthor, Faith D’Aluisio, for twenty years. They are currently working on a book about death rituals around the world, which they hope to finish before they die.— From September 2014
In 2006 my husband, photojournalist Peter Menzel, and I produced a book detailing the food that thirty families in twenty-four different countries consumed in one week’s time. . . . We traveled the world again, this time photographing scores of different people from disparate backgrounds, each with one typical day’s worth of food. The result is What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.September 2014
Miyabiyama, sumo wrestler, Japan
Age: 29 • Height: 6′2″ • Weight: 400 lbs.
Tiffany Whitehead, Mall of America staffer, United States
Age: 21 • Height: 5′7″ • Weight: 130 lbs.
Alamin Hasan, train porter, Bangladesh
Age: 12 • Height: 4′7″ • Weight: 68 lbs.
Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, farmer, Ecuador
Age: 37 • Height: 5′3″ • Weight: 119 lbs.