Launching at the Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank on 11 October, We Feed the World is a global photography initiative capturing the triumphs and tribulations of the smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food1 .
Over the last three years, award winning photographers from around the world including Rankin, Martin Parr and Graciela Iturbide have given their time to document the lives of nearly 50 farming communities across six continents. A selection of the 400+ images, together with their inspirational stories, will be shown in London and across all of the participating farming communities, breaking the Guinness World Record for the number of simultaneous photographic exhibitions held at any one time.
The exhibit aims to challenge the myth that we need industrial agriculture and quick-fix technologies to feed an ever-increasing population. These world-renowned photographers capture agroecology in action, revealing that smallholder farming holds the answers to many of the world’s problems - from climate change and fertile soils, to public health & wellbeing.
The Gaia Foundation is leading the project and campaign, alongside other farming groups, NGOs and ethical businesses, such as the Landworkers’ Alliance, La Via Campesina and Sustain.