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49 Provoking Poverty Campaigns

From Guerilla Socialvertising to Optical Illusion Advertising

— June 2, 2012 — Social Good
These provoking poverty campaigns capture the harsh reality of this universally apparent social issue. The extreme displacement of wealth leads to a number of other issues such as malnourishment, crime and ghettoized cultures.

A number of organizations are fighting to increase awareness and end poverty around the world. It is an issue that many have encountered, but may not be aware of the jarring actuality behind those living on the streets. The top 1% has been heavily criticized for their lavish and extravagant lifestyles. While movements like Occupy Wall Street have stirred up buzz on the issue itself, poverty is often the result of a greater social issue. These photographs and advertisements shed light on the conditions and struggles faced by those living in unfavorable situations.

These examples of provoking poverty campaigns reveal the truth behind one of the world's most common and debilitating issues.
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Unforgettable Poverty Graphics
Unforgettable Poverty Graphics
Living on Less Infographic Details Struggle of Emerging Countries
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48
Call-to-Action Celeb Campaigns
Call-to-Action Celeb Campaigns
The ‘Truth or Dare Live Below the Line' Video Challenge
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47
Pop Icon Poverty Ads
Pop Icon Poverty Ads
The Feeding America Campaign Tries to Raise Awareness with Actors
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46
Canvas Shelter Captures
Canvas Shelter Captures
The Mathieu Young 'Tent City' Project Shows Unusual Living Conditions
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45
Intergenerational Poverty Ads
Intergenerational Poverty Ads
Girl Hub in Nigeria Promotes Speech Without Words
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44
Disturbing Disparity Infographics
Disturbing Disparity Infographics
The Opportunity Gap Illustrates Racial Differences in the U.S.
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43
Typographic Homeless Ads
Typographic Homeless Ads
The Salvation Army 2012 Campaign Shows What the Unhoused Truly Lack
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42
Concrete Comforter Ads
Concrete Comforter Ads
The Samu Social 2012 Campaign Brings Awareness to Homeless Abuse
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41
Hidden Homeless Captures
Hidden Homeless Captures
The Soham Gupta 'People of the Bridge' Series Visits Dark Railroads
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40
Candid City Shoots
Candid City Shoots
The 'Streets Canada' Series by Bartosz Matenko is Unassuming
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Shelterless Light Shows
Shelterless Light Shows
Fanny Allie Crafts a Lit-Up Silhouette of a Homeless Person Resting
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38
Bedouin Pictorials
Bedouin Pictorials
Christian Vium's 'Nomad_Scapes' Photo Series Captures Mauritania's Desert
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Beggar Hood Ornament Ads
Beggar Hood Ornament Ads
The Bucharest City Police Campaign Pleads 'Don't Encourage Begging'
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36
Out-of-Reach Awareness Billboards
Out-of-Reach Awareness Billboards
The Salvation Army 'The Dignity Project' Campaign is Poignant
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35
Foreign Homeless Photomentaries
Foreign Homeless Photomentaries
Christian Burkert Captures Homelessness in an Immaculate Culture
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34
Heartbreaking Homeless Robot Sculptures
Heartbreaking Homeless Robot Sculptures
'No-Botty' by David Emmite Predicts Bleak Machine Futures
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33
High Volume Charity Ads
High Volume Charity Ads
The New Actionaid Speakers Campaign Effectively Delivers its Message
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Homeless Unicorn Photography
Homeless Unicorn Photography
Urban Legends by Jean-Yves Lemoigne Addresses Forgotten People
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Homeless Fable Character Ads
Homeless Fable Character Ads
The So Acao Solidarity Movement Campaign Encourages Book Donations
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30
Globetrotting Hobotography
Globetrotting Hobotography
Mike Stewart Photographs the World's Homeless
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Compassion Through Metaphors
Compassion Through Metaphors
Brazilian Organization Uses Comparisons for the Homeless
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28
Amplified Heartvertising
Amplified Heartvertising
These 'Beat Poverty' Ads Penetrate the Heart
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Metacarpal Money
Metacarpal Money
Ervin Esen Shows Us the Misuse of Our Finances
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26
Graffitisements
Graffitisements
Street Art Used in Canadian Youth Services Centre Ads
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25
Guerilla Awareness
Guerilla Awareness
Child Poverty Ads in India: Begging Child on Glass
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Dirty Model Ads
Dirty Model Ads
Philippines' Promotion 'Project Runaway' Satirizes 'Project Runway'
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Hyperreal Homeless Renderings
Hyperreal Homeless Renderings
Denis Peterson Captures the Harsh Reality of the American Dream
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Homeless Wild Animals
Homeless Wild Animals
Born Free USA Print Campaign Shines a Light on Destitute Animals
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Storytelling Street Photography
Storytelling Street Photography
Justin Bettman's 'The Bagel Project' is Eye-Opening
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20
Homeless Bedtography
Homeless Bedtography
Ryann Ford's 'Where the Homeless Sleep' Shoot for Twelve Baskets Magazine
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19
Ads to Question Authority
Ads to Question Authority
Metro 'Think for Yourself' Campaign
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18
Witty Homeless Signs
Witty Homeless Signs
Frank Jenkinson Would Really Like to be Cured of 'Invisiblemanitus'
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Homeless Emotionography
Homeless Emotionography
Keith Harris Looks Into the Souls of the Unfortunate in ‘On the Stre
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Guerrilla Campaign for Homeless
Guerrilla Campaign for Homeless
Vitae Shelters
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15
Homeless Photographers
Homeless Photographers
The Trecho 2.8 Project Turns the Lens onto Another Reality
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14
Inkblot Advertising
Inkblot Advertising
Rorschach-Inspired Graphics Heighten Social Awareness
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13
Child Poverty Shockvertising
Child Poverty Shockvertising
The Barnardo Campaign Against Child Poverty Raises Eyebrows
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12
Street Life Awareness Campaigns
Street Life Awareness Campaigns
Jan Moucha's Subversive Homelessness Posters
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11
Guerrilla Poverty Ads
Guerrilla Poverty Ads
Homeless Father Bob Bins
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10
Activist Street Art
Activist Street Art
Fauxreel's 'The Unaddressed' Addresses Homelessness in Toronto
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9
Mock Ad Advertising
Mock Ad Advertising
W Magazine Juxtaposes High Fashion and Homelessness
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8
Sinking Street Ads
Sinking Street Ads
The SAMU Social Campaign Brings Awareness to Homelessness
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7
Poverty-Focused Graffiti
Poverty-Focused Graffiti
Michael Aaron Williams Comments on the Global Homeless Epidemic
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Optical Illusion Advertising
Optical Illusion Advertising
The Red Cross 'Transparent Billboard' Bears Destruction
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5
Playful Street Photography
Playful Street Photography
Andrew Quilty Captures a More Hopeful Side of Life
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Gritty Homeless Photography
Gritty Homeless Photography
Lee Jeffries Captures the Dramatic Reality of Aging
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3
Humanizing Street Shoots
Humanizing Street Shoots
Alex Welsh Exposes the Struggles of the Impoverished
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2
Guerilla Socialvertising
Guerilla Socialvertising
The Alex Seo Crisis Campaign Creates Awareness Through Startling Imagery
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Songs to Fight Poverty
Songs to Fight Poverty
Scarlett Johansson & Fergie Sing “In My Name”
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