Friday, March 22, 2013

Photographer Peter Menzel: Eat To Live or Live to Eat?

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Nhiếp ảnh gia Peter Menzel đi vòng quanh thế giới để chụp hình mấy gia đình ăn những gì và tốn bao nhiêu tiền mỗi tuần lễ. Một gia đình Đức (4 người) tiêu 500 dollar, trong khi đó một gia đình Tchad (phi châu , 6 người) tiêu 1.23 dollar.

In a world becoming smaller and more globalized, cultural, socio-economical differences and not growing smaller.  In the beginning of the 21st century the images from photographer Peter Menzel strike a tangible cord.  In this work, titled: "Hungry Planet: What the world eats",  Menzel went around the world to take photos of families and all they eat in a week. While some spend hundreds of dollars a week, some spend as little as a $1.23....

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The Blender from Bargteheide, Germany (4 people) Weekly food costs: US $500.07

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Jarvis family from North Carolina, USA (4 people) Weekly food costs: US $341.98

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The Aokita from Kodirah, Japan Weekly food costs: US $317.25

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Manzo family of Sicily, Italy (5 persons) Weekly food costs: US $260.11

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The Hagans Kuwait City, Kuwait (8 people) Weekly food expenses - US $221.45

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The Ksals from Cuernavaca, Mexico (5 persons) Weekly food costs: US $189.09

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The Dong family from Beijing, China (4 people) Weekly food expenditures - US $175

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The Sobyakiznkis from Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland (5 persons) Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $151.27

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The Ahmed family from Cairo, Egypt (12 people) Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $68.53

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The Batsori from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (4 people) Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $40.06

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The Yim family from Tingo, Ecuador (9 people) Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $31.55

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The Namgais from Shingkhey village, Bhutan (13 people) Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $5.03

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The Abubakar from Breidjing Camp, Chad (6 people) Weekly food costs - U.S. $1.23


HOW MUCH STUFF?

The following photos give a sense of the incredible range of ownership of material stuff in today's world.

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Stuff in Japan...

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Stuff in Mali...

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Stuff in China...

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Stuff in India...

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Kouakourou, Mali

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Poutasi, Western Samoa

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Ban Muang Wa, Thailand

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Havana, Cuba

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Istanbul, Turke

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American Canyon, California

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Guadalajara, Mexico

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Stuff in the US...

Photos are by Peter Menzel


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