The 2015 Lavazza Calendar has been produced together with Slow Food, it features twelve breathtaking pictures by renowned US photographer, Steve McCurry, and creative direction by Armando Testa - is a photographic journey through the stories of everyday heroism of the Earth Defenders: women and men who every day defend their land and their projects in Africa with courage and devotion.
This series take a stand beside all the Earth Defenders and food traditions: they are symbols of hope for local communities and spokespeople of the potential for development and a better future. The picture capture the spirit, strength and humanity of women and men who protect their land and projects in Africa with passion and bravery.
From Nadia, the proud argan oil paladine in Morocco, to John, the guardian of Lare pumpkins in Kenya; and from Anna, who fights for the quality of salted millet couscous on Fadiouth Island in Senegal, to Asnakech, who stands guard over coffee estates in Ethiopia.
In this way Lavazza and Slow Food take a stand beside all the Earth Defenders and food traditions: they are symbols of hope for local communities and spokespeople of the potential for development and a better future.
In 1993, Lavazza began collaborating with top tier photographers – such as Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle and Ellen von Unwerth, to name a few – to produce a series of visually stunning calendars that have quickly become sought-after collector items. For the first time in its history, the Lavazza calendar will be on sale in limited quantity to support the “10,000 food gardens in Africa” project.
Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest.
Bonus: Steve McCurry on the journey over the destination
Renowned photographer Steve McCurry shares one of the big things he has learned over the course of his career: don't focus so much on your goal and destination that you miss out on something beautiful along the way.
Credits: Steve McCurry/Lavazza