Hungry Planet Family Food Portraits

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(MODEL RELEASED IMAGE). The Mendoza family and a servant in their courtyard in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, Guatemala, with a week's worth of food. Between Fortunato Pablo Mendoza, 50, and Susana Pérez Matias, 47, stand (left to right) Ignacio, 15, Cristolina, 19, and a family friend (standing in for daughter Marcelucia, 9, who ran off to play). Far right: Sandra Ramos, 11, live-in helper. Not present: Xtila, 17, and Juan, 12. Cooking methods: gas stovetop, wood stove. Food preservation: refrigerator. /// The Mendoza family is one of the thirty families featured in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 156). Food expenditure for one week: $75.70 USD. (Please refer to Hungry Planet book p. 157 for the family's detailed food list.)