You Are What You Eat



San Antonio

“An intense curiosity led me to begin making these unconventional portraits, photographed ‘as is,’ in homes across the United States. One person likened the question, ‘May I photograph the interior of your fridge?’ to asking someone to pose nude for the camera.

“These are portraits of the rich and the poor. Vegetarians, Republicans, competitive food eaters, those left out, the under appreciated, former soldiers, dreamers, and so much more. We never know the full story of one’s life.”


See more of Mark Menjivar’s work at CALL FOR ENTRIES: Seeking Texas-based documentary photography that captures the strangest state. Please send inquiries to [email protected].


Clockwise from top: Carpenter/photographer, 3-person household, 12-point buck shot on family property. Bartender, 1-person household, goes to sleep at 8 a.m. and wakes up at 4 p.m. daily. Street advertiser, 1-person household, lives on $432 fixed income.