Hungry Planet: Evocative Round-the-World Photo Books

hungryplanet.jpg“30 Families; 24 Countries; 600 Meals.” That’s what is promised in the new book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio. The book, by Ten Speed Press, costs $40 and features portraits of each family surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. Take a peek at 16 of the families in this stunning TIME pictorial. They remind me of Material World: A Global Family Portrait, another photo book that features families from around the world, each family in front of their home, standing among their worldly possessions. The differences between countries and cultures are just as striking as they are in Hungry Planet, about which NPR reports, “The husband-and-wife team wanted to see how globalization, migration and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe.” Menzel’s other photo galleries look just as incredible, with titles like Robo sapiens and Man Eating Bugs.

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