Portraits of Hunger 1940

Portraits of Hunger 1940Earlier today I ran across an image of a Surplus Commodities distribution in October of 1940 in a collection of early color photography. For those of you who’ve ever volunteered at a food pantry, this looks strikingly familiar.

Speaking of photographs, we’re looking for submissions to our 2010 Portraits of Hunger competition. It’s a great way bring visibility to the invisible face of hunger. You are only limited by your vision for a hunger-free Central Florida.

If you would like to shoot photos at our facility please contact Sasha Hausman at shausman@foodbankcentralflorida.org to make an appointment.

There will be an online contest where the top 10 photographs will be voted on by the public for Portraits of Hunger. The top 3 photos will then be displayed at our Portraits of Hunger Showcase party. Photographs will remain on our website throughout the month of September.

Be sure to browse the rest of this Depression-Era color photography collection:  http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/

 

Brady Koch
Director of Agency Relations and Programs

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