Resistance & Togetherness

Beatriz Monje Barón, UK / Mexico City On twitter @beatriz_monje I got to know Rita and Graham Edwards in London in the year 2000, a short while after arriving to live and work in this extraordinary city that so often gave the impression of being able to house all our dreams. At that time, Rita…

Lessons on Hope from Geneviève de Gaulle

By Magdalena Macinska (Poland) On 27th January during the commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of  the liberation of the concentration camp in Auschwitz I had the privilege to hear  the voice of the survivors. Their figures might have looked frail and delicate, but when they spoke their voices were strong and vibrant. They spoke…

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Life Under the Bridge

François Phliponeau, France Very often, people who live in poverty are stigmatized, feeling excluded from society. This week, the French president declared that poverty is “a humiliation for the Republic.” But feelings of exclusion and humiliation, are not inevitable. These photos show the life of Mr. Castro in Manila, at home and at work. “At home” means…

The Roles We Play

The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty is a collection of photographic portraits that explores the roles played by those living in poverty within their families, communities and society at large. The work highlights their efforts, validates their achievements and challenges the negative attitudes often held towards vulnerable and excluded families…

Blink Away Poverty

By: Ben Fehsenfeld (United States) When we pass someone on the street she knows exactly what we think of her. How? Malcolm Gladwell explains that when we see someone, a micro-expression crosses our face, lasting a few hundredths of a second and revealing our inner feelings. They’re short enough that if you blink, you’ll miss…