Benjamin Von Wong sheds light on child hunger


Benjamin Von Wong sheds light on child hunger

Dax Slate drops in ‘Mission Impossible’ style to grab some bacon from right under the noses of the cooks. Shot on the Sony a7R II, 16-35mm | ISO 80, 16mm, F4, 1/50sec with lighting by Broncolor

Prolific photographer Benjamin Von Wong is focusing his camera on an issue facing many children in America: food insecurity. He was surprised to learn that 1 in 3 children in the San Jose area – home to Silicon Valley – suffers from hunger. So he did what he does best: collaborate and create.

Von Wong partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Jose Counties, gathered a team of talented and dedicated artists, designers, and volunteers, and put together a shoot to highlight the children’s struggle for fresh and healthy food. Using his signature hyper-realistic creative approach, he portrayed children as heroes embarked on a quest for food.

Check out the video below for some behind-the-scenes footage and to learn more about Second Harvest’s mission.


Read Von Wong’s post for more photos and behind-the-scenes details

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