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Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Material World: A Global Family Portrait

Dec 16, 2013-- "Photojournalist Peter Menzel's visual anthropology captures the striking span of humanity's socioeconomic and cultural spectrum. In 'Material World: A Global Family Portrait', Menzel traveled to 30 different countries, found a statistically average family in each country, and photographed them outside their home, with all of their belongings. The result is an incredible cross-cultural quilt of possessions, from the utilitarian to the sentimental, revealing the faceted and varied ways in which we use 'stuff' to make sense of the world and our place in it." This piece showcases some of these stunning photos that pose interesting and profound statements about the material world. (28223 reads)


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