40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Shamoly, a Bangladeshi girl, was forced at age 15 to marry an older man with multiple wives. (Howard G. Buffett)

40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is a photographic exhibit created by Howard G. Buffet in partnership with the Newseum. The exhibit is currently on display at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine through March 22nd. The process of photographing the effects of hunger throughout the world also inspired a best-selling book by the same title. To learn more about the exhibit, visit the Newseum.

Join us for two special events!

Thursday, February 28th from 5 to 7 P.M.

Program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A discussion of two current HHRC exhibits


Indira Williams Babic, the director of photography and visual resources at Washington’s Newseum will lead a walk through discussion of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. In addition, Oak Institute for Human Rights Director Valerie Dionne will discuss the work of 2018 Oak Institute Fellow Bassam Kabieh’s exhibit Witnesses to War: The Children of Syria, which is also on display at the Klahr Center.

The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 1st 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Considering 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World

Featuring Indira Williams Babic, director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum

Children watch as weapons are turned in to officials in Burundi, where a 12-year civil war left much of the country with chronic food shortages. (Howard G. Buffett)

On Friday, March 1st the Mid-Maine Global Forum and Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host a luncheon program featuring Indira Williams Babic, the director of photography and virtual resources at the Newseum in Washington D.C. Ms. Williams Babic will discuss the creation of the exhibit 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.

Indira Williams Babic (courtesy of the Newseum)

Indira Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum. In this role, she oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. Indira has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Indira has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama.

The event will be held on Friday, March 1st at noon, at the Michael Klahr Center, 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine. Lunch will be available at 11:30 for $12, advance registration required.

For more information, visit the MidMaine Global Forum

Lunch is $12, payable at the door and includes a sandwich and salad buffet.

Please register with your lunch request by Wednesday, February 27th
by emailing office manager
Philip Fishman or by calling 207-621-3530

Please note: registrants who request lunch are responsible for the lunch fees. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please notify us so that lunch orders can be adjusted.