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Peter Menzel

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
Photography

What We Eat

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
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September 2014

Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Maasai herder, Kenya
Age: 38 • Height: 5′5″ • Weight: 103 lbs.
Calories: 800

September 2014

Miyabiyama, sumo wrestler, Japan
Age: 29 • Height: 6′2″ • Weight: 400 lbs.
Calories: 3,500

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September 2014

Saada Haidar, homemaker, Yemen
Age: 27 • Height: 4′11″ • Weight: 98 lbs.
Calories: 2,700

September 2014

Tiffany Whitehead, Mall of America staffer, United States
Age: 21 • Height: 5′7″ • Weight: 130 lbs.
Calories: 1,900

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September 2014

Head monk, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Age: 45 • Height: 5′5″ • Weight: 158 lbs.
Calories: 4,900

September 2014

Alamin Hasan, train porter, Bangladesh
Age: 12 • Height: 4′7″ • Weight: 68 lbs.
Calories: 1,400

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September 2014

Jeff Devine, high-rise ironworker, United States
Age: 39 • Height: 6′1″ • Weight: 235 lbs.
Calories: 6,600

November 2022

Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, farmer, Ecuador
Age: 37 • Height: 5′3″ • Weight: 119 lbs.
Calories: 3,800

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