The 100 faces of poverty

Éva Vépy-Schlemmer


Information about our world and society cannot be obtained through numbers only, even so because a significant segment of our current knowledge is conveyed through pictures and other visual signs. These are to complement our verbal codes and are capable of showing the human face of social reality, such as poverty, hidden beyond the maze of various charts and diagrams.

The concept of “The poorest 100” was inspired by the top list of the 100 richest persons published every year; this unique sociographic report became the paraphrase of that top list. If you can read the list of the 100 most affluent persons in Hungary, why should not someone present the list of the poorest 100 in another volume? “Who are they? And what made them what they are? How can we show solidarity with them and how can we help them to help themselves?” - These are some of the questions raised by the publisher.

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X