Exhibition: Newseum, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World


  • Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States
Children watch as weapons are turned in to officials in Burundi, where a 12-year civil war left much of the country with chronic food shortages. (Howard G. Buffett)

Children watch as weapons are turned in to officials in Burundi, where a 12-year civil war left much of the country with chronic food shortages. (Howard G. Buffett)

The Newseum will unveil the new exhibit 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World — The Photography of Howard G. Buffett, featuring 40 of Buffett’s photos documenting the world hunger crisis as part of a global awareness campaign. Traveling to more than 135 countries, Buffett turned his camera lens on the powerful forces that fuel hunger and poverty. A philanthropist and farmer, Buffett believes that each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our life goals, just as farmers have about 40 growing seasons to improve their harvests. His work is a call to action to find lasting solutions to these global challenges. The photographs in 40 Chances illustrate the causes and effects of hunger on five continents and reflect Buffett’s belief that hunger is intertwined with poverty, fear, war and conflict, and lack of opportunity for women.