The Other Hundred

I'm helping spread the word for these wonderful folks doing something for a good cause especially since the deadline has been extended. Read on... The Other Hundred is a counterpoint to the Forbes 100, Bloomberg Billionaires list and the countless other rich-lists that are constantly making headlines and filling newsstands. This global non-profit project will be a collection of photo essays from world-class photographers and photojournalists from across the globe highlighting the world’s Other Hundred – those people who aren’t among the world’s rich, but who lead lives of dignity, fulfillment and achievement. Their aim is to challenge people to rethink what it means to rich or poor and capture the reality of how the vast majority of the world’s population lives.

The competition is free to enter and entries will be judged by the project’s world-renowned jury composed of Ruth Eichhorn, Richard Hsu and Stephen Wilkes. Those selected will have their work published in a large-format, hard-cover book, in addition to receiving an honorarium of US$300. The submission deadline is April 7th and winners will be announced in May. Many of their current participants include such leading photographers as Benjamin Lowy, Khaled Hasan, Brent Stirton, Edwin Koo, Paolo Woods and Andrea Diefenbach. They are also pleased to announce that The New York Times / International Herald Tribune has agreed to be The Other Hundred’s official media sponsor.

Please see their website here for submission details. As they are looking to involve as many talented photographers as possible from all over the world, it would also be very grateful if you could share this information with anyone else you think might be interested in participating.