Award-winning photographer Peter Menzel has traveled the world in search of stories he can capture in images. And with those images, Peter and his wife, Faith D'Aluisio, have co-authored numerous books that do more than sit on coffee tables. Through in-depth narrative and stunning, thought-provoking pictures, readers reach a new understanding of the lives of people in places rarely seen by the average traveler
Curiosity was fortunate to catch Peter before he set off again to another remote corner of the planet. He talked to us about his favorite photos and revealed the story behind each image. Click ahead for some truly amazing photography and compelling commentary from Menzel.