The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science welcomed its latest exhibit “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World — The Photography of Howard G. Buffett” on September 9, 2017. The traveling exhibit features the work of Buffett, a philanthropist and farmer, as he traveled more than 135 countries capturing the powerful forces that fuel hunger and poverty.
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. The exhibit also includes an original Newseum film featuring Buffett and his work, as well as an interactive kiosk highlighting organizations that are working to combat hunger.
To coincide with 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, The Health Museum will be collecting food donations in support of the Hurricane Harvey relief effort for 40 Days from September 9 to October 18, 2017. For every 4 cans of non-perishable food items donated, The Health Museum will provide one free admission ticket to all its exhibits, including 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. All of the food collected at The Health Museum will be donated directly to the Houston Food Bank.
The exhibit also highlights images by Heidi Levine, winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s first Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, dedicated to the Associated Press photographer who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014 after a career covering global issues. Levine, a freelance photojournalist, has spent her career covering conflict in the Middle East. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation works with the International Women’s Media Foundation to support the work of journalists reporting on hunger, poverty and violence around the globe.
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World was developed by the Newseum in collaboration with Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The exhibit will be on display at The Health Museum from September 9, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Access to the exhibit is included in the regular price of admission, $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12 and seniors above age 65. For additional information about the exhibit visit https://www.thehealthmuseum.org/40-chances or call (713) 521-1515.