05 July — 13 August, 2017
What’s on The Plate
To help Save the Children Sweden, this summer Aftonbladet TV and Fotografiska are raising awareness of the Horn of Africa famine. The series of reportage “What’s on the plate” launches on Aftonbladet’s channels on 5 July, also the opening day of an exhibition with the same name at Fotografiska museum in Stockholm.
It’s a race against the clock
Aftonbladet’s award-winning photographer Magnus Wennman and reporter Erik Wiman have met people who are living and dying in the worst humanitarian disaster since the Second World War. With pictures, text, video and VR they take us with them to Somalia and South Sudan to show what is on children’s plates – grains of rice, a rat, goat’s blood, and water that spreads cholera.
“It’s vital that the rest of the world opens its eyes to the Horn of Africa famine. Magnus Wennman and Erik Wiman depict a desperate situation and their reportage only confirms my conviction that we have to do everything in our power to give these children a chance. It’s a race against the clock and we are grateful that Aftonbladet TV and Fotografiska are drawing attention to the situation,” says Save the Children Sweden’s Secretary General Elisabeth Dahlin.
As well as publication by Aftonbladet and the exhibition at Fotografiska, which are both translated into English, Save the Children Sweden is also launching an international fundraising campaign.
This famine that is taking so many human lives right now must absolutely be at the top of the global agenda. Decision-makers and the rest of us have to do everything we can...
...The What’s on the plate exhibition will create the commitment that is needed to focus more attention on this terrible disaster,” says Fotografiska’s CEO Per Broman.
This might be the most important reportage of the year
In his reportage, Magnus Wennman, celebrated worldwide for his innovative photojournalism, uses eleven plates and a VR film about little Lochebe the rat hunter to show what the starving children have to eat when all the food has run out.
“This might be the most important reportage of the year. Being able to produce it as a co-production with Fotografiska and to benefit Save the Children Sweden feels incredibly relevant. 20 million people in the Horn of Africa are suffering and a child dies of hunger every three minutes. 1.4 million children risk starving to death before New Year. This is the same number of people as the population of Stockholm,” says Aftonbladet’s publisher Sofia Olsson Olsén.
Save the Children Sweden’s collection is via Swish 90 200 33. The funds raised will go to the famine in East Africa.