Pictures of Poverty

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The pictures of poverty and children in need that you see on our website are meant to show the dignity and hope living within the poor despite the oppression poverty inflicts upon them.

What Does Poverty Look Like?

When you think or talk about poverty what images come to mind? What do you picture poverty looking like? Does it look anything like this?

Is your picture of poverty shaped by images of malnutrition, emaciated bodies, distended bellies or dirty and unclothed toddlers with flies on their faces?

Expressing Need While Maintaining Dignity

In our poverty photography, we believe in being honest about the challenges the poor face, we seek to portray them in ways that show hope and the promise of a positive future. We strongly believe in upholding the dignity of the poor.

Our pictures of poverty communicate need — if there is no need why sponsor a child — but the need in our photos is shown through expressions or other contextual conditions.

We work hard to portray the dignity of the poor in our photographs. We view the poor through Gods’ eyes. Our imagery does not portray "the pornography of poverty," where poor men, women and children lose their dignity because a picture focuses overwhelmingly on the brutality of their condition or environment. Children and families living in poverty face many challenges. They have many needs. But the poor also have many riches. A picture of a smiling or laughing child doesn’t mean that poverty is absent or that need isn’t present.

Our pictures of poverty are meant to show the dignity and hope which live within the poor despite the oppression poverty inflicts upon them.

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Help one of these children dream. Give them courage to fight their fear. Lay the foundation for self-confidence. Provide some hope to a child who may be in the midst of losing hope.

About Vishwa Jyoti

‘VISHWA JYOTI’ is a registered organization to serve the poor and marginalised in the society Formed by a group of like-minded people whose heart beats for the poorest of the poor,destitute, orphans, widows, widowers and the neglected of the society. However, the organization is working among the poor mostly,in the rural areas including several indigenous people groups living in remote parts of the country in Odisha and beyond including the Himalayan the belt since 1979. However Vishwa Jyoti came to the lime light only after its registration under the society registration Act of the government of India as Vishwa Jyoti in 1994 and has ever since been serving among the poor and leading them from darkness, towards the light of knowledge, awareness and self-reliance.

Contact Details

Address :Vishwa Jyoti Road
At-Paradise Compound
Po- P.N.College-752057, Mokunda Prosad By Pass
Dist.- Khordha (Odisha) India
Contact No : (+91) 9437628251

Post Box Address:
Post Box : 191
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Postal Code: 751001