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less than a dollar a day and 80% unemployment with 60% living in abject poverty
less than a dollar a day and 80% unemployment with 60% living in abject poverty

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Poverty II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: home
Date: Oct 21, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

Thanks for viewing this last place entry, the most impoverished score for this challenge!

We who live in affluence tend to easily overlook poverty, especially when it is right next door, such as in a country called Haiti. Though you may have not valued the photographic quality of this entry much, I wonder how uncomfortable the reality of poverty makes you and also how easily you skipped over that little half island of Haiti on your world map. Think what your neighborhood would look like if the income was less than $1 a day, if there was 80% unemployment and well over half of the population in your neighborhood was living in abject poverty. Then again, maybe it is better not to think of the real poor at all, but just take photos of them.

Again, thanks for taking another look at poverty. Now, send some love in the form of practical acts of kindness or even a donation to a charitable organization that fights poverty.

Blessings to you!

Photo was taken on super macro, converted to greyscale, leveled a touch, hit with brightness/contrast, and resized, then added border for more framing effect to help you not skip over this part of the world, the closest poverty to the affluent world of USA.

Place: 95 out of 98
Avg (all users): 3.8492
Avg (commenters): 3.8000
Avg (participants): 3.9394
Avg (non-participants): 3.8313
Views since voting: 648
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 199
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2008 01:12:32 PM
Interesting idea, but definately does not say poverty.
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10/28/2008 10:03:35 AM
I just really dont get this one. I just dont.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2008 09:02:58 AM
Nice map.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2008 05:10:30 AM
Not really a photogtraph, but more like a photocopy of a map. Two issues. One you haven't really worked the image and developed the concept. Secondly the title is too much of a narrative
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2008 03:55:17 PM
securely the title explain a strong question. from photographical point of view don't seems a great photo. 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/22/2008 10:42:13 PM
A photo of a map...while unique, doesn't really impact me with a sense of poverty. I understand the statistics, but the image itself doesn't convey the theme.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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