Ever wondered what children across the world are eating each week?
Photographer Gregg Segal decided to travel around the world to answer that question in a very creative way, by taking pictures of children from various cultures surrounded by the foods they consume on a weekly basis.
“I focused on kids because eating habits start young and if you don’t get it right when you’re 9 or 10, it’s going to be a lot harder when you’re older”
His project took him 3 years to complete, after visiting 9 countries, the USA, India, Malaysia, Germany, France, Italy, Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil.
“Daily Bread grew out of another of my projects on consumption and waste called 7 Days of Garbage,” Segal said. “I asked family, friends, neighbors and anyone else I could convince to save their garbage for one week and then lie down and be photographed in it. It’s impossible to ignore the problem of consumption and waste when you’re lying in it! To me, the most disturbing thing about the garbage I photographed was the packaging that comes with our food. We’ve grown totally dependent on the industries of eating and cooking and the result has been a massive increase in waste. I began to ask, “How have our diets been impacted by this revolution in the way food is produced and consumed?” It struck me that we don’t give enough thought to what’s in our food because we’re not the ones making it! We’ve outsourced the most vital ingredient of life, the connective tissue of families and culture. I thought, “What if we keep a journal of everything we eat and drink for one week to bring our focus onto diet & take ownership of the foods we eat?”
You can see all his documented findings in a book called Daily Bread: What Kids Eat Around the World.
Anchal Sahani, 10, Chembur, Mumbai, India
Greta Moeller,7, Hamburg, Germany
Kawakanih Yawalapiti, 9, Upper Xingu Region Of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Henrico Valias Sant`anna De Souza Dantas, 10, Brasilia, Brazil
Ademilson Francisco Dos Santos (11) Vão De Almas, Goiás, Brazil
Beryl Oh Jynn, 8, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Andrea Testa, 9, Catania, Italy
Adveeta Venkatesh, 10 Years Old, Mumbai, India
Meissa Ndiaye, 11, Dakar, Senegal
Alexandra (9, Left) And Jessica (8, Right) Lewis, Altadena, Ca, USA
Cooper Norman, 12 (10 At Time Of Shoot), Altadena, Ca, USA
Siti Khaliesah Nataliea Muhamad Khairizal, 9, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yusuf Abdullah Al Muhairi, 9, Mirdif, Dubai, Uae
June Grosser, 8, Hamburg, Germany
Frank Fadel Agbomenou, 8, Dakar, Senegal
Leona “Nona” Del Grosso Sands, 6, Glendale, Ca
Hank Segal, 8, Altadena, Ca
Daria Joy Cullen, 6, Pasadena, California
Isaiah Dedrick, Long Beach, Ca
Paolo Mendolaro, 9, Belpaso, Sicily
Davi Ribeiro De Jesus, 12, Brasilia, Brazil
Sira Cissokho (11 Yrs Old) Dakar
John Hintze, 7, Hamburg, Germany
Rosalie Durand, 10, Nice, France
Tharkish Sri Ganesh (10) And Mierra Sri Varrsha (8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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