Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, Mother of Eight, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories
What I Eat : Around the World in 80 Diets has 65 more portraits and hundreds of daily life photos; a complete list of each person’s food, with weights; information about each person (age, height and weight plus personal history); statistics about the country; and related essays by experts. Bibliography
Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio, have spent a huge part of their life together traveling the world meeting numerous people from walks of life that differ from their own. Typically, after spending time with these families, they would ask permission to photograph them next to their daily diets. To their surprise the caloric intake differed greatly between people all over the world and thus this project was born.