Exhibition: The Other Hundred at East Wing
The Other Hundred is a photography initiative created as a counterpoint to popular media's 'rich lists', such as the Forbes 100. Its aims to highlight stories of people from around the world who are not rich, but deserve to be celebrated.
This initiative was launched in Hong Kong in 2013 by Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of The Global Institute For Tomorrow( GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank based in Hong Kong. He describes The Other Hundred as follows:
"While the project is aimed to shed light on the unspoken majority, it does not attempt to celebrate poverty or criticize wealth. The goal of 'The Other Hundred' is both to inform and to provoke thought.
The implication of many of the rich lists and articles put out by the media communicates that being rich is the only way to succeed, or live a life of meaning. The reality is that the majority of the people in the world are not rich and we wanted to tell their side of the story."
East Wing is exhibiting work from The Other Hundred project which includes photo-stories from 91 countries across six continents.
The exhibition is on till Friday, 10th October 2014.
Ari Jala Rafa'at, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Leo Kwok, Hong Kong, China
Thomas Rommel, Karate, Ouagadougon, Burkina Faso
Gwenn Dubourthoumieu, Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Date: On till Friday, 10th October 2014
Hours: Saturday through Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: East Wing, Limestone House # 12, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai (location map)