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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

The exhibition includes photographs of 30 families in 24 countries, to understand humankind’s oldest social activity: eating

"Hungry Planet", a photographic exhibition by the photojournalits Peter Menzel and the writer Faith D'Aluisio, presented by the Infrastructure and Environment Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a visual walk-through portraying eating habits of different families around the world.

The event will be at the IDB Headquarters in Washington D.C., on Monday April 28 in which Menzel and D'Aluisio will offer a multimedia presentation at 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Enrique V Iglesias, 1330 New York, NW followed by a book signing and a light lunch.

"Our eating habits have changed dramatically in recent years due to phenomena such as globalization, rapid urbanization and climate change," says Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Manager of the IDB´s Infrastructure and Environment Sector. "Degradation of natural resources, which disproportionately affects low-income populations, limits water and consequently food availability. Menzel and D’Aluisio's work allows us to reflect on these issues in the context of population growth where food security becomes increasingly challenging."

In addition to the acclaimed book Hungry Planet (Material World Books, Ten Speed ​​Press, 2005), the work of Menzel and D'Aluisio is also presented in an exhibition, which has been showcased in recognized institutions such as the Nobel Academy (Oslo, Norway 2013), with coverage in media outlets such as TIME and the New York Times.

The exhibit at the IDB consists of 30 pieces of families from 24 countries, including three regional member countries of the Bank - Ecuador, Mexico and Guatemala, in addition to other complementary photographs and a series of chronicles.

The exhibition will run from April 28 to May 12 2014. Participants who would like to attend this event please register here. The event will be livestream.

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