We’re fascinated with this photo series by The New York Times, titled “Rise and Shine“. With images taken by photographer Hannah Whitaker, the series explores what kids around the world eat each morning for breakfast.
We love getting an inside look at different cultures and their staple traditions. In North America we’re used to cereal, bacon, fruit, eggs, and toast. Whitaker shows us that this is certainly not the norm throughout the world.
In Japan, kids feast on a rice and fermented soybean dish called natto. In Malawi, they wake up to a cornmeal porridge called phala which is often complimented with boiled sweet potatoes and pumpkin. In Holland, a popular breakfast dish is toast with chocolate sprinkles called hagelslag.
The photos are cute, colorful, vibrant, and expertly staged. For a more in depth description on the series, click here to head on over to The Times’ website.
Saki Suzuki, 2 ¾ years old, Tokyo
Koki Hayashi, 4 years old, Tokyo
Aricia Domenica Ferreira, 4 years old, and Hakim Jorge Ferreira Gomes, 2 years old, São Paulo, Brazil
Doga Gunce Gursoy, 8 years old, Istanbul
Birta Gudrun Brynjarsdottir, 3 ½ years old, Reykjavik, Iceland
Nathanaël Witschi Picard, 6 years old, Paris
Viv Bourdrez, 5 years old, Amsterdam
Phillip Kamtengo, 4 years old, and Shelleen Kamtengo, 4 years old, Chitedze, Malawi