You Are What You Eat!

“You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States.” In this series, Mark Menjivar spent three years traveling around the country examining food issues. Through his research he found the more he began to think about the foods we consume and the effects they have on us as individuals and communities. Interesting concept if you ask me!

Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on $432 fixed monthly income.

Owner of Defunct Amusement Park | Alpine, TX | 1-Person Household | Former WW II Prisoner of War.

Competitive Food Eaters/Yoga Instructor | New York, NY | 3-Person Household | Holds records for eating most burritos, cannolis, buffet food, green beans, sushi, pancakes, ramen noodles, tamales, tiramisu and sweet corn.

Botanist | Ft. Wayne, IN | 1-Person Household | Feels more comfortable among flora and fauna of his era than people.

Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher | San Antonio, TX  | 3-Person Household (including dog) | First week after deciding to eat all local produce.

Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily.

Engineer | Lower Pottsgrove, PA | 17-Person Household | Italian-Puerto Rican Family Reunion.

Food Artist | New York, NY | 1-Person Household | Runs small vegan bakery from her apartment.

Delicatessen Attendant | Daphne, AL | 4-Person Household | Disowned by parents for marrying a black man.

Production Designer | New York, NY | 2-Person Household | Has done films for Cindy Sherman and Larry Clark.

Short Order Cook | Marathon, TX | 2-Person Household | She can bench press over 300lbs.

Custodian/Convenience Store Clerk | Ft. Wayne, IN | 2-Person Household | Ate nothing but donuts for over 3 years.

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