Hong Kong, October 27, 2020 – The Global Institute of Tomorrow (GIFT), a pan-Asian think tank, is proud to present a one-of-a-kind photojournalism project that celebrates diverse acts of healing from around the world during the global pandemic: The Other Hundred Healers.
The Other Hundred Healers is the world’s first collection of inspiring photo-stories from 100 countries around the world, representing people who have been working towards healing their communities through selfless acts of caring, kindness and compassion. The Other Hundred Healers expands the definition of ‘healing society’ during a time of social trauma by recognising the contribution of people from people from all walks of life: delivery workers, cleaners, waste collectors, food sellers, volunteers, teachers, government workers, community heads, village chiefs, practitioners of alternative wellness methods, therapists and, of course, the healthcare and emergency service professionals to whom we owe so much.
To mark its launch, plans are being laid to have exhibitions around the world, starting with Hong Kong.
Chandran Nair, Project Director of The Other Hundred Healers has remarked that “the pandemic of 2020 will be spoken about for decades to come, and this project successfully captures the moment from an entirely unique angle. We have been overwhelmed by the response of the photojournalists and the power of the photo-stories, which we sincerely hope will interest and inspire a global population in the process of healing and creating unity.”
In addition to the 100 photo-stories from all six continents, The Other Hundred Healers features essays from writers and thinkers from different parts of the world. Frederick Tsao, Chairman of IMC Industrial Group, provides the foreword, while essays are presented by South African politician and activist Mamphela Ramphele; former professor of Harvard Business School David Korten; leading Indian investigative journalist Josy Joseph; Chair of the India Institute of Competitiveness, Amit Kapoor; the Bhutan Former Minister of Education Thakur S. Powdyel; and internationally-recognised Chilean writer Lina Meruane.
This edition of The Other Hundred has been enabled by the generous support of AITIA Institute, Octave Institute, DBS, the C.F. and Nancy Tao Foundation, Al-Bayan Bilingual School, Al-Bayan International School, Massaleh Investments, and Annie Chen.