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Posted on February 18, 2012


Welp, Peter Menzel strikes again. And this time his work is right here in Beantown.

The exhibit entitled “What I Eat: Around the World in 25 Diets” is currently on display at the Museum of Science. It is based off of the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, a collaboration with his wife, former television news producer Faith D’Aluisio. I JUST found out about this while flipping through a Stuff Magazine on my walk to work yesterday afternoon, so I’m a bit sad to say it closes soon (February 26). If you’re in the area, hopefully you can stop by and see the images up close.

The Camel Broker (Egypt)via the Museum of Science:

“Each of the 25 photo essays in the exhibit includes a comprehensive list of every item that individual consumed during one particular — though not necessarily average — day, along with the total calorie count. Profiles are laid out in order of increasing caloric intake, from a low of 800 calories a day for a Maasai herder in Kenya, to a high of 12,300 one day for a binge eater in England.”

For those of you unable to attend, you can get a free taste of the photo essay series here, buy the book, or listen to an interview of the authors on NPR.

Image credit: What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio via TIME.