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Jonathan Kingston featured in United Nations FAO Review

Potato harvest in Tamil Nadu, southern India.
Potato harvest in Tamil Nadu, southern India.
Jonathan Kingston's photography featured in UN FAO End of Year Review
Jonathan Kingston's photography featured in UN FAO End of Year Review

2008 was designated the “International Year of the Potato”  by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization.  According to Jacques Diouf, the Director-General of the FAO, “The potato is on the frontline in the fight against world hunger and poverty.”  I produced the above image while living in Tamil Nadu, teaching photography at Light and Life Academy, south Asia’s first photography school.  In the background you can see a large tea plantation that produces much of the CTC tea for the Tetley tea company.  I was just recovering from a nasty case of typhoid fever when I took this frame and was only strong enough to click off half a roll or so before exhaustion forced me to retire to my bungalow that shared the same hillside as the potato farmers.