Material World

Peter Menzel was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1948. He became a professional photographer in 1970 and took interest in topics like DNA fingerprinting and solar cars. But he also covered more traditional projects like some related to photojournalism. Some of his more popular projects was his work on the Kuwait oil well fires of 1991 and "Material World". His photographs have been featured in the United Nations, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and the National Museum of Natural History.

Peter Menzel's book, "Material World"

Menzel chose people of all class, poor and wealthy, to show how little some people own compared to what higher class people own.

Menzel photographed all around the world, including Haiti, Europe, and parts of Asia.

Link to Project: http://menzelphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Material-World-A-Global-Family-Portrait-by-Country/C0000d0DI3dBy4mQ

Takeaways: We often take for granted what we have in our lives. People, even if they are on the other side of the globe, are suffering and barely have a house. This relates to what we are talking about because we need to treat people nicely and not judge them because we do not know what they are going through.

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