Gallery: Oxfam Photo Essay Shows What Seven Families Across the Globe E...

Photo: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam
Ipaishe Masvingise and her family's diet largely consists of fruit, as well as grain which they harvest themselves. The excess grain is sold to provide for the family.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik/Oxfam

The images include families from seven different countries, including Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Tajikistan and Zimbabwe. Some of the families own their own land and others don’t, and they each have a different number of dependents. Naturally each family has access to different crops depending on their location, but as Oxfam puts it, the series is strung together by one central fact: we all have to eat.

Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Perhaps most shocking is the image from the United Kingdom. The only photo in the series to depict a family from the developed western world highlights the prevalence of processed foods. While all of the other families eat food in its original state—harvested straight from the ground or tree depending on what it is—the family from London sits in front of a pile of processed food provided by a local food bank.

+ Oxfam International


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1 Comment

  1. Clare Kent August 5, 2015 at 6:18 am

    The food banks only supply processed food as it is storable, they request such in donations. This is not a true depiction of what a weeks worth of food in the UK looks like, although to some it may be.

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