We Feed the World
October 12–21, 2018

Rena Effendi

We Feed the World is coordinated by The Gaia Foundation and brings together an international team of farmers, award-winning photographers, NGOs, the food sovereignty movement and ethical businesses in celebration of small-scale farming and agro-ecology. This is about people, not production lines; farms not factories; agri-culture, not agri-business. This is about a fair and just farming system that regenerates the Earth and does not cost the planet.

This is a global photographic initiative celebrating the small, family farmers who produce over 70% of the world’s food. A program with over 40 events, including workshops, screenings and the exhibition documenting 50 farming communities over 6 continents, presenting over 300 photographs by nearly 50 participating world-renown photographers.

 

Rena Effendi

Bruno Morais / Movement of Landless Workers, Alagoas, Brazil

Clare Benson / Kalix Community, Sweden

Nick Ballon / El Alto Community, Bolivia

For the last three years, We Feed the World has captured the triumphs and challenges of 50 communities around the world. These extraordinary images and their incredible stories aim to forge a new and positive narrative about the farmers who really feed the world and demonstrate how small-scale farming not only provides the majority of the world’s food but also offers solutions to many other planetary crises. From climate disruption, mass extinction of species, the pollution of our waterways and oceans to the diminishing health and wellbeing of our communities.

 

Carolyn Drake

Holly Lynton / Cape Cod Community, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

We Feed the World will open to the public at the Bargehouse Gallery on London’s Southbank from October 12th, from 11 am to 6 pm daily. An inspiring program of talks, workshops and films from farmers and communities from the food sovereignty movement, international activists, photographers and business leaders will run alongside at the Gallery and other venues.

From icy fishing waters of Northern Sweden to the jungles of the Colombian Amazon, We Feed the World showcases the diversity, resilience and success of the men and women who produce the majority of the worlds food and helps us to understand of the critical importance of supporting a food system led by small, scale farmers, not by corporations. At the same time as the exhibition launches in London, local exhibitions of a selection of the images will open in every farming community we have collaborated with around the world, thereby making We Feed the World the biggest simultaneous photographic exhibition ever launched.

 

Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Tanya Habjouqa / Yassin Family, Palestine

Sian Davey / Southern Roots Organics CSA, Dorset, UK

Zhang Kechun / Dong Community, China

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Nick Ballon, Clare Benson, Antoine Bruy, David Chancellor, Sian Davey, Davide Degano, Omar Victor Diop, Carolyn Drake, Rena Effendi, Matt Eich, Andrew Esiebo, Sophie Gerrard, Tanya Habjouqa, Tina Hillier, Jane Hilton, Pieter Hugo, Laura Hynd, Graciela Iturbide, Zhang Kechun, Pat Kane, Joel Karpannen, Russell Kleyn, Katrin Koenning, Jack Latham, Holly Lynton, Susan Meiselas, Fabrice Monteiro, Bruno Morais, Spencer Murphy, Niall O’Brien, Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar, Federico Pardo, Martin Parr, Kate Peters, Michel Pou Díaz, Lindeka Qampi, Jo Ractliffe, Rankin, Hannah Reyes Morales, Clare Richardson, Tim Richmond, James Rodriguez, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, Stefan Ruiz, Jason Taylor, Martin Westlake, Zalmai.

[via We Feed the World / www.wefeedtheworld.org]

We Feed the World
Curated by Cheryl Newman
October 12–21, 2018 / Bargehouse Gallery
Additional exhibition dates / various venues
Please visit the organization website >

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