Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio FlyerSeptember 4, 2012 —Photographer Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio examined the implications of the modern diet for our personal health and for our planet.

The presentation included hundreds of images and stories from scores of countries covered in the duo’s award-winning books, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets; Hungry Planet: What the World Eats; and Man Eating Bugs: The Art & Science of Eating Insects.

Menzel and D’Aluisio are the co-creators of several other award-winning books, including Material World: A Global Family Portrait; Women in the Material World; Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species; and a children’s version of Hungry Planet called What the World Eats.Their most recent book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, was awarded the Jane Grigson Award by the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2011.

In addition to beautiful photography, their books contain in-depth stories, captions and interviews; copious statistics and relevant essays, and are therefore described as “thinking peoples’ photography books.” The couple is currently working on a book about death and death rituals around the world.

Besides photographing and writing, Menzel and D’Aluisio lecture, exhibit and lead workshops. They live in Napa, California, and are the parents of four sons.

Peter Menzel & Faith D’Aluisio

Photographers & Authors
What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

Photojournalist Peter Menzel was best known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment until he began conceiving of and producing “thinking peoples’ photography books” beginning in 1994 with his wife and co-author Faith D’Aluisio. His award-winning photographs have been published in National Geographic, Life, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Stern, and GEO. He has received several World Press and Picture of the Year awards and has authored seven award-winning books, most recently, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, with Faith D’Aluisio.

Faith D’Aluisio, a former television news producer, is the editor and lead writer, photo assistant, and stylist for the award-winning Material World Books series, an imprint of Ten Speed Press/Crown Books/Random House. Together they received the James Beard Foundation Award in 1999 for Best Book: Reference and Writing on Food, for Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects. In 2005 the James Beard Foundation awarded their book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats Best Book of the Year and Best Book: Reference and Writing on Food.

In 2011 their most recent book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets was awarded the Jane
Grigson Award by the IACP, the International Association of Culinary Professionals. In addition to beautiful photography, all their books contain in-depth stories, captions, and interviews; copious
statistics and relevant essays— hence the label ‘thinking peoples’ photography books.’

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio are the co-creators of several other award-winning books— Material World: A Global Family Portrait; and Women in the Material World; Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species; and a children’s version of Hungry Planet called What the World Eats.

They are currently working on a book about death and death rituals around the world, which they hope to finish before they die.

See www.menzelphoto.com and whatieat.org for more information.

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