Still Hungry in America


Photographer Al Clayton did not have to imagine. He saw the faces of hunger in the subjects of his photos, now part of an exhibit “Still Hungry in America,” which will be on display at Gainesville’s Quinlan Arts Center August 16 – October 5. In the summer of 1967, Clayton began documenting the desperate lives of America’s poor and hungry to raise awareness and evoke action.

Hear Al Clayton’s interview with NPR.

His daughter Jennie continues this mission today, demonstrating through photography that hunger has many faces, and they could look like the neighbor next door. Spanning fifty years, this project reveals that stories of hunger are real. And they exist in EVERY community, even where we least expect it.

See the Faces of Hunger here.

Join us as we explore Clayton’s work and how your involvement can help write a new chapter for those facing food insecurity.

A diverse group of community partners are coming together to create awareness around Still Hungry in America and the collection of Al Clayton’s work coming to Gainesville’s Quinlan Arts Center in the Green Street Gallery, August 15-October 5.

A series of events are planned around this exhibit and September’s Hunger Action Month, and we hope you will choose to participate!  

AUGUST 8 | Greater Hall County Business After Hours at GMFB (5 – 7 p.m.)  Click Here For Details     (Greater Hall Chamber Events)

AUGUST 15 | “Still Hungry in America” exhibit at the Quinlan Arts Center OPENING night with a Meet & Greet with Dr. Tom Ward, Jr. (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.); Dr. Ward authored a new forward to the republished book Still Hungry in America. Read Dr. Ward’s biography here.
RSVP to or call (770) 534-4111.

AUGUST 16 | “Still Hungry in America” exhibit OPENS    Click Here For Quinlan Calendar, Directions and Hours

AUGUST 20 | Neighborhood Free Food Distribution at Good News Clinic (while Supplies Last)  Starts at 4:00 p.m.;  Click here for directions

SEPTEMBER 3 | Community Food Drive Begins or call us for more information at (770) 534-4111.

SEPTEMBER 7 | Empty Bowl Painting at Quinlan Arts Center (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $8 per bowl); call Georgia Mountain Food Bank for details at (770) 534-4111

SEPTEMBER 13 | Food Truck Friday at Lake Lanier Olympic Park (6 – 9 p.m.);
Click here for more information about the event and Lake Lanier Olympic Park

SEPTEMBER 24 | Empty Bowl Luncheon at Lanier Technical College (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Click here to reserve your seat at the table!  Hurry these seats go fast!

SEPTEMBER 28 | John Jarrard Foundation Songwriter’s Concert on the lawn at Brenau University   Click here for all the details, tickets & sponsorships Show

OCTOBER 5 | “Still Hungry in America” exhibit closes