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Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Four-year-old Ana-Maria Tudor, above, stands in the light of her doorway in Bucharest, Romania, hoping for a miracle as her family faces eviction from the only home they have ever had. Her father recently had a gall bladder surgery that resulted in an infection and left him unable to work. The one room they live in has no bathroom or running water.Renée C. Byer
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Living on a Dollar a Day:  The Lives and Faces of the World's Po
Four-year-old Ana-Maria Tudor, above, stands in the light of her doorway in Bucharest, Romania, hoping for a miracle as
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These Photographs Show What Life Is Like on $1 a Day

Oct 17, 2014

More than a billion people live on a dollar a day, but their lives can seem worlds apart for the more fortunate among us. In a new work of photojournalism, poverty activist Thomas A. Nazario and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Renée Byer document the lives of the world's most impoverished in a series of profiles, charts and photographs.

In ten chapters, Living on a Dollar a Day moves across four continents each with a focus on different issues facing those living in extreme poverty. One chapter focuses on subsistence living, another on slums. We get a bit of a respite in the chapters "And Yet the Children Play" and "Hope." It's at times a sad experience, though moving nonetheless.

The book also serves as a call to action. Each chapter ends with information about how readers can get involved in the fight on poverty.

"I was humbled by the grace, generosity, fortitude and bravery of the hardworking men, women, and children who allowed me into their lives," said Byer, who is the recipient of the prestigious International Photography Award, in a press release. "I hope you'll look deeply into these photographs and let them change your life too."

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