House on Stilts in Asmat, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
While most people will know photographer Peter Menzel and his wife Faith D’Aluisio for their award winning book Hungry Planet: What The World Eats, many might not know that Menzel covers international feature stories on everything from the science to the environment. It’s no wonder then, that in his earlier years, Menzel worked for National Geographic.
Photo.net has a great interview with Menzel where Menzel talks about his illustrious career. He openly discusses what’s like to work with his wife (“If you don’t get divorced or kill each other after the first few months, you might learn to like it”) and tells us how the queen of daytime television, yes Oprah herself, came to impact his life.
Throughout his website, you’ll find wonderful galleries filled with interesting photos under topics like Food, Water, Air, and even Death. Personally, I really enjoyed his Shelter series because it gives us an eye-opening look at what we all call home.
What do different houses in different countries look like? Here are 12 pictures of different types of houses around the world.
Mud-Walled House in W. African City of Djenne, Mali
Earth House in Shingkhey, Bhutan
Round Homes in Ha-Matiyane Village, Venda, South Africa
Pink House, in Lerma Village, Yucatan, Mexico
Victorian Cottages in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Houses in Ittoqqortoormiit Village, Greenland
Adobe Style Homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Soviet-Style Apartment Blocks in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
High-Rise Apartment in Caracas, Venezuela
Tract Housing in Sun City, Arizona
Prefab House in Novato, CA
Peter Menzel and his wife Faith D’Aluisio’s latest book is What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. It features portraits of 80 people from 30 countries and the food they eat in one day. Wall Street Journal recently interviewed the couple on the book, here. Make sure to check it out. Peter Menzel