Hungry Planet Family Food Portraits

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(MODEL RELEASED IMAGE). The Ayme family in their kitchen house in Tingo, Ecuador, a village in the central Andes, with one week's worth of food. Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, 37, and Orlando Ayme, 35, sit flanked by their children (left to right): Livia, 15, Natalie, 8, Moises, 11, Alvarito, 4, Jessica, 10, Orlando hijo (Junior, held by Ermelinda), 9 months, and Mauricio, 30 months. Not in photograph: Lucia, 5, who lives with her grandparents to help them out. Cooking method: wood fire. Food preservation: natural drying. /// The Ayme family is one of the thirty families featured in the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 106). Food expenditure for one week: $31.55 USD. (Please refer to Hungry Planet book p. 107 for the family's detailed food list.)