Friday, July 24, 2015

Portraits of poverty: Powerful images capture the children, elderly, mystics and snake-charmers in Pakistan who survive against the odds on as little as £1.30 a day

  • The people live in the slums of Sahiwal, Pakistan's 22nd largest city, which has a population of around 270,000
  • More than 60 per cent of the city's residents live in extreme poverty, surviving on as little as £1.30 a day
  • United Arab Emirates photographer and professor Sohail Karmani wanted to show how people survive in poverty
  • He shot expressive portraits of everyone from children to the elderly, to mystics, snake-charmers and fruit-sellers

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