Poverty is a State of Mind

Poverty, a personal photographic project.

This year i am pursuing a personal photographic project about poverty. Many people do the 365 photo project but i decided my personal photographic project should have a message. One of the things that caught my attention in 2015 was the Tory government. A small group of men and women who have decided that they are the only ones who are capable of telling us how to live our lives. Some where elected in a general election, others who have been added are cronies or elitists. They want to pull our country out of the financial mess they have previously made by cutting benefits, cutting the money given to our local councils, selling off this, that and the other and by bringing in such austerity measures that they are crippling the average man. They act like we are incapable of running our own lives, finding jobs, earning a living and giving something back to our country. I took a closer look at the effects poverty has on the average household. What i found saddened me. In a first world country it is terrifying to know that there are working families who use food banks to survive. I want to document today’s poverty and how it differs from poverty in the past. I aim to regularly write about my project, who i am meeting, what i find, post some of the photos i have taken and ultimately announce an exhibition of my work. I will need to finance the project as i think it will take up a lot of my time, applying for funding when sources are found and posting photographs as i take them on social media, click on the button at the top of the page to follow my progress.