With childhood obesity on the rise and globalization homogenizing nutrition, photographer Gregg Segal set out to discover what a week’s worth of food looked like around the world. By focusing on the diets of children, whose lifelong eating habits are created in these formative years, Segal’s stunning photographs speak to themes of nutrition, class, and culture.
His new book, Daily Bread, spreads across 120 pages and details the stories behind the portraits. Each child was asked to document exactly what they’d eaten during the course of a week. These foods were then prepared and laid out around them while Segal captured their image from above. From Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur, the cultures depicted are a fascinating look at how different we are—yet how similar we’re becoming.