September 27, 2011

Documenting the Faces of Poverty

This a powerful and moving 2 minute video that talks about poverty in America.  I believe that this is part of a project called In Our Own Backyard, an organization of photojournalists committed to poverty alleviation in the United States.  It is definitely worth the watch as there are some thought provoking statements made.

My favourite line is . . . "All of the talk so far has been about Main Street and Wall Street.  We've forgotten about the people who live on the back streets and can only dream of making it to Main Street one day." Steve Liss, Executive Director of

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  1. makes me want to be a photo journalis for the same reasons!!! it!!!

  2. Me, too! I found it visually impactful as well as thought provoking.