A photography competition documenting dignity in the face of poverty is to take its winning images to auction in London, the city with the highest levels of inequality and lowest levels of social mobility in the developed world.
The third annual DIGNITY Photo Exhibition and Auction is the flagship campaign of London+Acumen, a volunteer sector of the worldwide non-profit organization Acumen, which works to tackle attitudes to poverty.
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Photographers across the city were invited to capture images of low-income communities living dignified lives despite their circumstances. The photographs will be displayed at the Saint George’s Hotel on November 16 2013.
Prints from India, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America will also be featured; the event is partly curated by Nuru Project, an organisation which uses world-renowned photographers to capture inspiring images of hope in the face of poverty.
Actor and philanthropist Sir Timothy Ackroyd will be the key speaker, championing the idea of dignity, freedom and choice over dependence on aid. The photographs will be made available in a silent auction.
Visit Acumen's event page for more information.
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