Check out this fascinating interview with Stephen Chen and his wife Hui-yi Lin about their photo project The Poverty Line. This is a re-post of an interview conducted by Celia Hatton of BBC News, Beijing.
Shopping on the poverty line – what can you eat?
By Celia Hatton BBC News, Beijing
What happens when a photographer and an economist work together to document poverty around the world? When Stefen Chow and his wife, Hui-yi Lin, set out to answer that question, they came up with a photo project, The Poverty Line.
Ms Lin calculates how much money people living at the poverty line have to spend on food each day. In the US, that figure comes to $4.91 (£3.24) a day, while in Madagascar, it amounts to 64 cents.
Mr Chow then documents how much food that money buys in each country, placing the food against a local newspaper.
The award-winning project’s website has just been relaunched, making it more interactive for users to learn what it means to be poor and hungry from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro.
You can read the full interview at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21855427.