In 2010, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and VII Photo launched "Starved for Attention," an international multimedia campaign to rewrite the story of childhood malnutrition. Petition signatures were collected from people around the world who joined us in demanding that donor nations stop supplying nutritionally substandard food to malnourished children.
Photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair turned her lens on an MSF program in Bihar State which treats children at the epicenter of one of the world's malnutrition hotspots. These children descend from generations of a chronically under-nourished population, making malnutrition more difficult for MSF workers to spot. Malnutrition in India is so pervasive it is almost invisible.
Go to starvedforattention.org
Photos: India 2009 © Stephanie Sinclair/VII