The poverty line by Chow x Lin photography exhibition for George town festival Penang.

The poverty line by Chow x Lin

The poverty line by Chow x Lin photo exhibition.

Venue: THE WHITEAWAYS Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, Penang

Date: 11 AUG – 2 SEP 2018 (EXCL. MONDAYS)

11:00AM – 6:00PM


The Poverty Line explores a simple question: what does poverty mean?

The visual project is a project by Chow and Lin, an artist duo. It began in China in 2010 and has since expanded to 28 countries across 6 continents. The Poverty Line uses the universal lens of food to examine the choices you would face if you lived at the poverty line.

The exhibition shows a series of photographs where each picture denotes the daily food choice a poor person will have in a particular country at the time the photo was made. The food items are placed on local newspapers purchased on the day of the shoot, with the dimensions and lighting carefully measured to have a uniform aesthetic across time and geographical spread.

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