27 Sep 2013
Launch Event in Hong Kong on 10 October 2013

A global initiative to tell the stories of 100 everyday people whose lives deserve to be celebrated 

Hong Kong, 27 September 2013 – The Other Hundred is a unique photo-book that acts as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not rich but deserve to be celebrated. It will be unveiled in Hong Kong on 10 October 2013. 
Featuring 100 photo-stories from 91 countries across 6 continents, The Other Hundred is the result of a worldwide collaboration between amateur and professional photographers who submitted more than 12,000 images from 156 countries. 
Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow, who conceived the project, says, “The goal of The Other Hundred is both to inform and to provoke thought. The implication of many of the rich lists and articles put out by the media is that being rich is the only way to succeed or live a life of meaning. The reality is that the majority of the people in the world are not rich and we wanted to tell their side of the story.” 
Alongside the 100 photo-stories, The Other Hundred features essays from the best writers and thinkers from different parts of the world. Award winning author and thinker Pankaj Mishra provides the foreword and renowned Chinese poet Bei Dao, award winning journalist Amy Goodman, and acclaimed authors Janice Galloway, Carlos Gamerro and Chika Unigwe all contribute their unique points of view. 

An exhibition of The Other Hundred will run from October 10th to October 16th at Pacific Place, in Admiralty, Hong Kong. Additional events are being planned for New York, Berlin, Beijing and the UAE in 2014. The Other Hundred is a not-for-profit project supported by sponsors including the East West Cultural Development Centre, MasterCard, TC Capital, Turkish Airlines, FleishmanHillard and Quam Financial Services Group. 
The book is published worldwide by One World Publications based in London with a cover by award-winning design firm Karl Anders. 
To arrange an interview with a photographer, the project director Chandran Nair or for other media inquiries please contact Surya Balakrishnan at or +852 3571 8159. 

Images are available upon request. 

For more information about the project, please visit our website 

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