14 April 2014

Fuck the Poor



I came across this remarkable advert on my FB feed. I think the disconnect is that we treat poverty as a matter of charity rather than as a political problem requiring a political remedy. No offense to the (no doubt) well-intentioned folks at The Pilion Trust Charity, but they are framing the problem in a self-defeating way.

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Blogger Beth E. said...

This one reminds me of the (now classic) Martha Rosler essay on documentary photography, which critiques the philanthropic appeal of so many of those images, which fundamentally misses the structural/political issues as well.

http://education.victoriavesna.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/Rosler-In_around.pdf

16 April, 2014 07:06  

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