Bringing together an international team of world-renowned photographers, farming communities, farmers’ movements and civil society groups, We Feed the World is a unique and far-reaching communications initiative led by Gaia. It is designed to demonstrate the vital role of agroecology and food sovereignty for climate change resilience. Through powerful imagery and amazing stories of small scale, family farmers and local communities, We Feed the World will take this message out to the wider public.
Over the last two years, 40 award winning photographers including Rankin, Martin Parr, Pieter Hugo and Gabriela Iturbide, have given their time for free, to document the lives of nearly 50 farming communities across six continents. The aim of these iconic images is to celebrate the work of the small, family farmers who provide over 70% of the world’s food in ecologically and socially just ways, and to highlight the challenges they currently face. By putting the spotlight on these farmers and their diverse cultures and landscapes, we counter the image of the poor, struggling farmer with a truer picture that celebrates their knowledge, resilience and overwhelming success.
This series of 300+ images, alongside their incredible stories, will showcase the diversity of a food system that not only feeds the majority of the global community but also holds the answers to many of today’s most pressing challenges – from climate disruption and ecosystem degradation to public health and wellbeing. The advantages of regenerative, agroecological approaches are compelling, but alarmingly, little understood. By connecting with the personal stories of farmers and their families, the viewer will see how regenerative farming systems cool the planet by absorbing carbon, restore critical soil health, enhance seed diversity, provide healthy and nutritious food, recycle water and support thriving local economies.
This creative initiative is designed to support the global food sovereignty movement to raise the voices of the farmers with whom they work, and without whom we will not survive into the future.
We Feed the World will be exhibited in London and internationally from October 2018. For more information or to get involved please contact Francesca Price, firstname.lastname@example.org
The We Feed the World project aims to connect as many people as possible to the source of their food supply and gets them to question just who is dictating the future of their food security and why? I urge everyone who thinks that’s an important question to get behind this now”Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
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