Global Issues Looks at Photojournalistic Narratives of Culture and Economy

The Global Issues Committee will host Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio and their lecture, “Calories and Culture: A Worldwide Photographic Journey!” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Baldwin Hall Little Theatre.

Menzel is a photojournalist known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment. D’Aluisio is a former award-winning television news producer. Since 1996, they have collaborated on a series on documentary books. Two of their most recent books, “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats” and “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets,” have won several awards.

“Hungry Planet” details one family in each chapter and their weekly food purchases from 24 different countries. The narrative received Book of the Year from the Harry Chapin World in 2005 and won the coveted James Beard Best Book Award in 2006. “What I Eat” is a photographic journey across 30 different countries that exhibits what 80 people eat in a typical day. It won the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) 2011 Jane Grigson Award.

Menzel and D’Aluisio will lecture and feature images from their award-winning books “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats” and “Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects.”

For more information about Menzel and D’Aluisio’s work, visit at

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