Photojournalist Peter Menzel was best known for his coverage of international feature stories on science and the environment until he began conceiving of and producing “thinking peoples’ photography books” beginning in 1994 with his wife and co-author Faith D’Aluisio. His award-winning photographs have been published in National Geographic, Life, Smithsonian, the New York Times Magazine, Time, Stern, and GEO. He has received several World Press and Picture of the Year awards and has co-authored seven award-winning books, most recently, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets, with Faith D’Aluisio.
Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio are the co-creators of several other award-winning books— Material World: A Global Family Portrait; and Women in the Material World; Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species; and a children’s version of Hungry Planet called What the World Eats.
In 2011 their most recent book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets was awarded the Jane Grigson Award by the IACP, the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The first of several museum exhibits featuring What I Eat premiered in 2012 at the Boston Museum of Science, and at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. In 2013, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, began a run as the featured solo exhibit at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, and it continued into 2014.
They live in Napa, California, and are the parents of four adult sons: Josh, Jack, Adam and Evan.