What I Eat: Around the World in 25 Diets
February 10 - February 26, 2012
This thought-provoking collection of portraits shines light on the similarities and the differences in the ways we approach and consume food.
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.
As you compare your own diet with those on display, you may wonder why there is such vast range of calories consumed. Are there lifestyle considerations? Cultural? A combination of the two? What could account for these and other differences documented in the exhibit?