20 People From All Over the World and Their Diets

From Botswana, Africa to Outer Space, the way people eat (and their amount) greatly varies.

By: Amanda Froelich,

True Activist.

There are over 7 billion people on planet Earth, and it seems the diversity of their lives is often best conveyed through photography. If you haven’t already seen 16 Children & Their Bedrooms by photographer James Mollison, that’s another set of photos that vividly describes the contrast in living situation for many of the world’s people.

But photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluiso set out to capture something different during their travels.

The married couple sojourned around the world and met many people from all walks of life. During this time, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them.

What may be most shocking is the dramatic difference of calories between the people of different backgrounds.

Marble Moahi, Mother Living with HIV/AIDS, Botswana – 900 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Munna Kailash, Bicycle Rickshaw Driver, India – 2,400 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief – 800 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Ahmed Ahmed Swaid, Qat Merchant, Yemen – 3,300 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut, Outer Space – 2,700 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Nguyen Theo, Rice Farmer, Vietnam – 2,500 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Felipe Adams, Iraq War Veteran, California – 2,100 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Tiffany Whitehead, Amusement Park Ride Supervisor, Minnesota – 1,900 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Ruma Akhter, Seamstress, Bangladesh – 1,800 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Saleh Abdul Fadlallah, Camel Broker, Egypt – 3,200 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Curtis Newcomer, US Army Soldier, Mojave Desert – 4,000 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Din Memon, Taxi Driver, Chicago – 2,000 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Conrad Tolby, Truck Driver, Illinois– 5,400 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Mariel Booth, Model and Student, New York – 2,400 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Katherine Navas, High Schooler, Venezuela – 4,000 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Solange Da Silva Correia, Rancher’s Wife, Brazil – 3,400 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Coco Simone Finken, Vegetarian, Canada – 1,900 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Willie Ishulutak, Soapstone Carver, Canada – 4,700 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Lan Guihua, Farmer, China – 1,900 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, Mother of Eight, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories

Credit: Menzel Photo

Credit: Menzel Photo

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