The Inaugural Edition of The Other Hundred was meant as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100, Bloomberg billionaires list and the countless other rich lists that are constantly making headlines. The aim was to highlight the stories of people around the world who are not rich but who deserve to be celebrated.

Its 100 photo-stories move beyond the stereotypes and clichés that fill so much of the world’s media to explore the lives of people whose aspirations and achievements are at least as noteworthy as any member of the world’s richest 1,000.

Selected from 11,000 images shot in 158 countries and submitted by nearly 1,500 photographers, The Other Hundred celebrates those who will never find themselves on the world’s rich lists or celebrity websites.

The first edition of The Other Hundred has been featured in over 110 media outlets, including CNNBBCNHKThe GuardianAl-Jazeera, Forbes and others. Photographs from the winning 100 stories were exhibited at both Pacific Place and Asia Society in Hong Kong with additional events to follow in New York, Berlin, Beijing, Singapore, and the UAE in 2014.

The book contains thought provoking essays from some of the best writers from different parts of the world: award winning author and thinker Pankaj Mishra, renowned Chinese poet Bei Dao, award winning journalist Amy Goodman and acclaimed authors Janice Galloway, Carols Gamerro and Chika Unigwe.