This body of work explores a simple question. What does it mean to be poor?
It is not an emotional statement. It is an examination of the choices one would face living at the poverty line. This is an ongoing project, with the first series understanding China, Japan, Nepal and Thailand. We have since expanded this project and have gone to five continents. We are not trying to compare different countries’ poverty, but rather to have a starting point to understand poverty within a country’s context. One frame. One person. One day.
Everything else is left up to interpretation.
Photographs & Text: Stefen Chow | Website: thepovertyline.net | www.stefenchow.com