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.