Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor

Renée C. Byer
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Renée C. Byer. The human faces of people who live in extreme poverty around the world. Individuals and families living on about one U.S. dollar each day.

‘Living On A Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor’, is a compelling and extraordinary series of 60 photographs and profiles by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer, whose work illuminates the human faces of people who live in extreme poverty around the world. Travelling to 10 countries on four continents, Byer sought out individuals and families on the brink of survival – living on about one U.S. dollar each day. 

The people in Byer’s compelling profiles share their hardships, their joys, and their dreams for the future with her. Often with little hope of changing their destiny, they dream of something better for their children. In her searing and tender images, accompanied by stories shared by people whose trust she gained, Byer gives voice to those who would not otherwise be heard.

This exhibition works to establish an interface through images and storytelling, to pull the viewer in and share a very personal experience which impacts us all, both abroad as well as at home. The exhibition ‘Living On a Dollar a Day’ was created to generate understanding, empathy and the ability to act in a positive way to end extreme poverty.

Renée C. Byer is best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honours, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and Pulitzer Finalist, in 2013. Her multimedia work garnered her two Emmy nominations for field producing and photography. Her images have been published in media outlets worldwide including Paris Match, TIME, Newsweek and National Geographic.

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