Celebrated photographer Rankin and global nonprofit organization Heifer International are on a mission to raise awareness about world hunger and poverty.
The two have teamed up to launch a worldwide photography competition to put hunger, and the way the world sees it, through the lens of a camera.
Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit images conveying what the word “Hunger” means to them. Rankin will select the winning photograph, which will be showcased at the Fahey-Klein Gallery in Los Angeles and featured in an upcoming issue of Rankin’s lifestyle publication, Hunger magazine.
Heifer International began in 1944 with a mission to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth, by providing people with “a cow, not a cup.” 69 years later, it has provided the skills and livestock necessary to help 18.5 million families across the globe become self-sustaining.
Rankin, a revered photographer famous for creating iconic images, holds a portfolio featuring some of the world’s biggest brands and charities, his body of work across photography, film and publishing is synonymous with popular culture.
Now, Heifer International’s mission and Rankin’s talent and passion will come together to spread awareness and allow others to participate.
Photos can be submitted here until July 2, and winners will be announced July 23. The public will be allowed to vote for their favorite photo until July 17, and the People’s Choice winner will receive exposure for their submission on Hunger magazine’s Facebook page.