18 Jun 2014
A global initiative to tell the stories of 100 everyday entrepreneurs whose achievements deserve to be celebrated

Hong Kong, 18 June 2014 – The Other Hundred is a unique not-for-profit photo-book aimed at providing a counterpoint to the mainstream media consensus about some of today's most important issues. 
The second edition of The Other Hundred will focus on entrepreneurs. Instead of conventional success stories about tech billionaires and elite MBAs the book will contain 100 stories of everyday people who have started businesses, big and small, and taken control of their lives. Together, these portraits from all over the world present a more representative picture of entrepreneurship than the one we get from the covers of Forbes, Fortune or SUCCESS Magazine. 
An international panel of judges will be in Hong Kong from July 3rd-4th to select the best 100 stories from a worldwide pool of more than 10,000 images from 150 countries. The panel includes Ruth Eichorn, editor of GEO Magazine, Lisa Botos co-founder of Ooi Botos and former Picture Editor for TIME Asia, and Yumi Goto, curator and nominator for numerous projects including the Asian Women photographers showcase and the Prix Pictet Photography Prize. The winning photographs and stories will be compiled in a book to be published in December of this year by Oneworld Publications. 
The previous edition of The Other Hundred was a response to rich lists like the Forbes 100 and Bloomberg Billionaire’s List and featured the stories of 100 people who were not rich but led lives worth celebrating. It has been featured in over 120 media outlets including outlets including CNN, BBC, NHK, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Forbes, Huffington Post and others. The project has also been exhibited in Hong Kong and Singapore, with upcoming exhibitions planned for world cities including Dubai and New York. 
The Other Hundred is a not-for-profit project initiated by The Global Institute for Tomorrow and supported by the sponsors listed below. 
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 8204. Images are available upon request. 

For more information about the project, please visit our website 

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