New York -
Infinia sub-brand will be a supporting sponsor of "Starved for Attention," a multimedia presentation that illuminates the scourge of childhood malnutrition in the world and seeks potential remedies.
The multimedia panel session will be followed by a showing of special photographs and videos, all of which is presented by Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) and VII Photo.
The launch event will take place at 7 p.m., June 2, at the The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York, N.Y. (
) The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. Interested parties may register at
or by phone at (212) 763-5775.
The opening program will feature screenings of short documentaries and a panel discussion, moderated by NBC News Anchor Ann Curry, with global health experts, activists, Doctors Without Borders aid workers and VII photographers.
VII photojournalists Marcus Bleasdale, Jessica Dimmock, Ron Haviv, Antonin Kratochvil, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair and John Stanmeyer traveled to malnutrition "hotspots" around the world -- from war zones to emerging economies -- to produce a series of multimedia documentaries that shed light on the underlying causes of the malnutrition crisis and innovative approaches to combat this disease.
According to the event coordinators, malnutrition kills nearly 4 million children every year -- one every six seconds. It condemns hundreds of millions of others lacking the required essential nutrients in their diets to a life marked by physical stunting, mental impairment and increased susceptibility to disease. The program supporters said all of the suffering is needless, because unlike myriad other maladies, malnutrition is preventable and treatable.
The program will seamlessly blend photography and video produced by some of the most prolific and award-winning photojournalists, "Starved for Attention" captures a new visual identity for malnutrition through frontline stories from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, India, Mexico and the United States.
A gallery of the images taken will be displayed June 4 through July 2 at the VII Gallery, 28 Jay Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. It is two blocks west of the York Street station on the F train, and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily.