In the twentieth century, more than 70 million people worldwide died from famine, making it the most famine-stricken period in history. In the twenty-first century, this extreme mortality continues. Given that the capacity to abolish famine globally was achieved in the twentieth century, preventable mass death on this scale constitutes an atrocity, one increasingly connected to conflict (see Devereux 2000: 29; Graham-Harrison 2016). Framing the issue in this way radically revises conventional understandings of famine and poses a fundamental challenge to the way famines are photographed.