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 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.,