The following article was written by Alis Brennan and originally published in the Evening Standard on the 3rd of September:
“The smallholder farmers who provide food for 70 per cent of the world’s population are the unlikely stars of what could be the world’s largest photography exhibition.
We Feed The World, an exhibition organised by global farming initiative The Gaia Foundation, is planning to break the Guinness World Record for the number of simultaneous exhibitions held at any one time.
One of these shows will come to the Bargehouse Gallery at the Oxo Tower on London’s South Bank on October 11.
The show features more than 400 images by 40 award-winning photographers, including celebrated British photographers Martin Parr and Rankin, who have worked with the project over the last two years to document farming communities around the world.
Nearly 50 farming communities from six continents are included in the exhibition, with the show aiming to challenge the idea that larger-scale industry and “quick-fix” technologies are the route to feeding the world’s growing population.”