“This body of work explores a simple question. What does it mean to be poor?”
Chinese photographer, Stefen Chow, started The Poverty Line by calculating how much money a single person who lived at the national poverty line would be able to spend each day. He did this for China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand and other countries. Chow then photographed the food items, from avocados to bananas, that a poor person would be able to buy with the money.
“It is not an emotional statement,” Chow says. “It is an examination of the choices one would face living at the poverty line.”
Stark and unapologetic, Chow’s Poverty Line photos give us a better, more tactile understanding of poverty around the world, which can often be a distant, isolated idea.
Source : Trendland