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The Poverty Line - Chow & Lin (version anglaise)

Author :  Chow & Lin
Date of Publication :  01/06/2021
Exposition :  Chow & Lin / Dummy Book Award 2019
ISBN :  9783037786734
Language :  Anglais / English
Number of pages :  476p
Publisher :  Lars Muller et RIPA

Winner of the DUMMY BOOK AWARD 2019

Poverty, in its universality, seems immediately understandable and yet, as a global problem, its dissolution remains highly complex.To illustrate what it means to live at the poverty line, Stefen Chow and Huiyi Lin visited thirty-six cities on six continents, and examined poverty with regards to food. From the local markets, they bought vegetables, fruits, cereal products, proteins and snacks – the amount of food they could afford per day based on the respective poverty line defi nition set by each government. They photographed the resulting pile of food, placed on a page of a local newspaper they bought that day. Using visual typology and artistic research as their guiding principle, they care-fully calibrated lighting and shooting distance to ensure uniformity and comparability. In this visual reader, Chow and Lin embark on an economic comparison between the thirty-six countries and territories making the problem of poverty visible and comprehensible. In addition to the examination of the poverty line and its meaning across the world, the duo selected nine foods available in most of the economies observed to illustrate the globalization of production and the variations in prices and consumption.

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Author :  Chow & Lin
Date of Publication :  01/06/2021
Exposition :  Chow & Lin / Dummy Book Award 2019
ISBN :  9783037786734
Language :  Anglais / English
Number of pages :  476p
Publisher :  Lars Muller et RIPA

Winner of the DUMMY BOOK AWARD 2019

Poverty, in its universality, seems immediately understandable and yet, as a global problem, its dissolution remains highly complex.To illustrate what it means to live at the poverty line, Stefen Chow and Huiyi Lin visited thirty-six cities on six continents, and examined poverty with regards to food. From the local markets, they bought vegetables, fruits, cereal products, proteins and snacks – the amount of food they could afford per day based on the respective poverty line defi nition set by each government. They photographed the resulting pile of food, placed on a page of a local newspaper they bought that day. Using visual typology and artistic research as their guiding principle, they care-fully calibrated lighting and shooting distance to ensure uniformity and comparability. In this visual reader, Chow and Lin embark on an economic comparison between the thirty-six countries and territories making the problem of poverty visible and comprehensible. In addition to the examination of the poverty line and its meaning across the world, the duo selected nine foods available in most of the economies observed to illustrate the globalization of production and the variations in prices and consumption.


 
 
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