1930's: With the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life, and drives people into poverty, those with the means to address the conditions of poverty should believe that hospitals and clinics should be built instead of churches, and organizations geared for private gain. That deeds and actions must be done instead of self serving prayers, and useless good intentions, and realize that poverty is a by-product of greed and avarice conducted by a few.
In a country that is governed well poverty is a condition to be ashamed of. A country governed badly, wealth is to be ashamed of.
This photographic composition should hang in the public lobbies of all Giant Corporations, seats of governments, and banks, throughout the enlightened world as a reminder that the vagaries of life, birth, circumstance, choice, and misfortune, and its consequences may befall any of us.
Poverty, simply defined as the state of being extremely poor, has overtaken our nation. As of 2011, America’s poverty rate was at 15%, or about 46.2 million people in poverty. As of 2012, the poverty rate increased to 50 million Americans. With our youth in households, where parents are finically unstable, what will be the future of youth? With 21.9% of youth in poverty how will this affect the youth’s future? Will they have any chances at college? Will they follow in the footsteps on their parent and produce offspring which they can’t take care of?