Hunger Through The Lens Exhibition Highlights Plight of Malnourished Children Worldwide

A child being weighed in South Sudan

A child being weighed in South Sudan

One of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on over the past year is an exhibition of my husband Andrew Parsons’ photographs that he took when on assignment in South Sudan and Nepal for the international aid organisation Action Against Hunger. The main aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the shocking  hunger millions of children experience worldwide and show how Action Against Hunger is working in communities affected by severe malnutrition to save lives.

Last night was the launch of the exhibition, Hunger Through The Lens, which has been put on by Leica UK at their Mayfair gallery. It will run until Saturday. Entry is free so pop along if you are in Central London.

A boy at a feeding station in South Sudan

A boy at a feeding station in South Sudan

The exhibition features pictures by Andrew taken in Nepal, six months on from the 2015 earthquake, and in South Sudan, a country riven by conflict and hunger, along with photographs by fellow photojournalist Ben Stevens in Mali, where Action Against Hunger is carrying out a ground-breaking initiative to get malnutrition treatment to more children, in partnership with the innocent foundation.

Andrew had this to say about the exhibition: “Visiting communities supported by Action Against Hunger has enabled me to photograph the horrendous hunger and suffering that still exists around the world.  My reliable Leica M-System enabled me to document the communities unobtrusively, in a natural and authentic way.

Twins with their mother at a hospital in Nepal

Twins with their mother at a hospital in Nepal

“I am thrilled to be able to exhibit this project at the Leica Gallery, bringing the subject to new audiences, and highlighting the invaluable work of the charity, which continues to improve many millions of lives every year.”

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, the charity has led the fight against hunger, saving the lives of malnourished children, ensuring communities can access clean water, food, training and healthcare.

By bringing together organisations already leading the charge to end the deadliest form of hunger, including UNICEF, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Department for International Development and the EU, Action Against Hunger and its partners aim to save millions of lives and build a brighter future for some of the most vulnerable children in the world.

:: Karen

 

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November 3, 2016
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