A while back, I wrote about a photo exhibition I saw called Hungry Planet, where Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio visits 30 families in 24 different countries and captures what exactly each family eats in a week. Now they’re back with a new book called What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. This time they capture what different kinds of people around the world consume in one day. They don’t necessarily just choose an average weight citizen in a certain country but also pick people with extreme professions or in serious health conditions. They track the consumption of a super model in New York, a sumo wrestler in Japan, and a Chinese acrobat to name a few. It’s fascinating to see exactly what people around the world consume and even more interesting to see how much they consume in accordance to their weight. Take the picture above for instance, this Ecuadorian mountain farmer takes in almost 4000 calories a day but weighs only 119 pounds. It’s a visual portrait of how some people really need to use food as fuel while others over consume for pleasure. You can see more photos from their book here.
Candidate for Obesity: weighs 468 pounds and needs to consume only 1600 calories to lose weight.
Himba Tribeswoman: weighs 168 pounds and consumes 1500 calories per day.
The Shepherd: weighs 154 pounds and consumes 3800 calories per day.
A Rice Farmer: weights 110 pounds and consumes 2500 calories per day.