Moving and Emotional Poverty Photographs

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Poverty photography is the photographic study of impoverished areas here on Earth.  Roughly 1.7 billion people on Earth live in poverty, which is defined as the lack of basic human needs such as food, water and shelter, as well as clothing, education and employment.  While many of us enjoy a high standard of living, it is important to recognize that not everyone does, and to do our part to improve the lives of people around the globe.

In this moving and emotional post, we’ve gathered up a series of poverty photographs, which photographers from around the globe have captured and shared with the world.  If you’re interested in helping people who live in poverty and want to make the world a better place, consider donating to the Red Cross, UNICEF, or other charitable organizations.

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Hope you find the photographs moving.

Not Just For Humans by Dennis Bautista

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Random Playground by Andres Lachner

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The Forgotten Warriors by Olivier Sarbil

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Working at the Ijen Crater by Mitchell Kanashkevich

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Boys from Slum by Jose Ferreira

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At the Water Fountain by Raphaelpics

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Gipsy Family Suffering by Jose Ferreira

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Where Is by HK

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Water by oochappan

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Medina Market by Carlos Duarte

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Bodhgaya by Alexey Sukhopar

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Street Worker by Maurizio Blasetti

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Photo by Sina Shiri

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Charcoal Maker by Jojo Pensica

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No Smile by Dennis Bautista

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Hospital by Attilla Laurant

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Princess by Attilla Laurant

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Anatolia by Koray Ozozen

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Waiting for the Doctor by Reporter

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Smiles behind the Shadows by Paul Quiambao

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In Need by Hesham

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Dark Future by Dennis Bautista

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Love Is All You Need by Tomaz Crnej

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Eyes of Sadness by gunnisal

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Sadness by Risquillo

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Life in the Trash by Jose Ferreira

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