Picture Poverty Through a New Lens

World-class images of poverty available to license

Pictures of Poverty

PicturesofPoverty.com offers striking, compelling and vivid poverty images for you to license for non-commercial purposes.

Typical poverty photos capture malnutrition, emaciated bodies, distended bellies, devastation, sorrow and suffering. This type of poverty imagery can stop a person in her tracks, but that stopping power often comes from shock or sadness rather than through a connection with the subject.

The poverty photos throughout this site strive to show need with dignity and respect. The photographers understand that pictures of poor people are fundamentally about people rather than poverty. The photographs strive to honestly communicate the challenges faced by the poor while portraying the poor in ways that communicate hope, esteem and the opportunity for a positive future.

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