Photographer Peter Menzel has a habit of displaying people’s lives in illuminating ways.  Previously we highlighted a project in which he went around the world asking families to pose in front of their house with all of their stuff.  He now has a book, Hungry Planet, featuring photographs of families posting with a week’s worth of food.  It tells a fascinating qualitative and quantitative story of cultural gastronomical difference.

I’ll paste in four teaser photographs here, borrowed from Homeless Nation; go to Menzel’s website for more information.

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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