The World on a Plate: A Global Photographic Feast
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – 12:00 p.m.
USC University Park Campus
Tutor Campus Center, The Forum (TCC 450)
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Kerkhoff Hall (KER) Living Room
Join photographer Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio in examining the implications of the modern diet for our personal health and for our planet. This fast-paced lunch presentation will include 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. Lunch will be provided.
Menzel and D’Aluisio are the co-creators of several other award-winning books beside What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. These include 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.
The lecture portion of this event is part of the 2012-2013 USC Global Health Lecture Series. To learn more about future lectures, visit the USC Global Health website.