This fall, a new Starved for Attention exhibit will recreate a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) field hospital specializing in the treatment of malnourished children, just like those used by the organization in malnutrition "hotspots" such as Niger, Burkina Faso, India, and elsewhere.
MSF medical staff and aid workers—who have worked in malnutrition projects in the field–will guide visitors through a simulated clinic and describe how MSF works to treat and prevent malnutrition. Visitors will then be able to watch some of the Starved for Attention films, short multimedia documentaries about global malnutrition, and view stunning photographs from the series’ award-winning VII Photo Agency photojournalists.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and VII Photo present “Starved for Attention,” a multimedia campaign exposing the neglected and largely invisible crisis of childhood malnutrition.
In 2005, five world-renowned photographers from the VII Photo Agency—Ron Haviv, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim Ladefoged, and James Nachtwey—traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), to shed light on the suffering of the Congolese people in their struggle to survive a war that remains virtually invisible to the outside world.
Following the assassination of five of its aid workers in June 2004, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) closed all of its medical programs in Afghanistan. MSF has assembled a selection of documentary photographs spanning 20 years of its 24-year history in Afghanistan that bear witness to the ongoing suffering of the Afghan people.
MSF's Expo was an interactive exhibit that personalized the experience of living in a developing country with an infectious disease. Between March 2002 and May 2003, MSF took an interactive travelling exhibit to over 30 cities in 20 states across the U.S. to help raise awareness about the access crisis.
In 1993, this exhibit of drawings by Bosnian and Croatian children caught in conflict appeared at the Pompidou Center in Paris. In 1998 and 1999, it appeared in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, bearing witness to the traumatic impact of war on children. Journalist John Hockenberry and actress Kathleen Chalfant joined MSF at its New York opening in Soho's Puffin Room.
Doctors Without Borders is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Doctors Without Borders Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 13-3433452.