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4)By using a high camera angle gives a point of you that the viewer is looking down at it. It creates a sense the place is a low place eg; third world, down in the dumps etc. which communicates it to be poor, impoverished.

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

For the last month, photographer Narciso Contreras has been showing the destruction in Aleppo, Syria. Here, people walk past damaged homes during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recreation is murder’.

East End slum Street 1912 ~ The Whitechapel district of London at the end of the nineteenth century was generally regarded as being a ‘horrible black labyrinth, reeking from end to end and swarming with human vermin, whose trade is robbery and whose recre

Kowloon: Over time, both the British and the Chinese governments found the massive, anarchic city to be increasingly intolerable - despite the low reported crime rate in later years

Kowloon Walled City: A rare insight into one of the most densely populated places on earth which housed 50,000 people

Kowloon Walled City - West Side Street, 1989 (by Greg Girard) / alley / sci fi / dark future / cyberpunk / dystopia

Children play in slum housing area in Hulme, Manchester, 4 July 1946, White, Daily Herald Archive, National Media Museum Collection / SSPL

Photographs that look like L.S. Lowry paintings

Children play in slum housing area in Hulme, Manchester, 4 July White, Daily Herald Archive, National Media Museum Collection / SSPL

14th, September, 1940: People in the street with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area, with their damaged homes in the background (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

September, People with their furniture and belongings in a street in the London area; their damaged homes are in the background ( B/W. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty ) B/W Photo Colourised by Pearse.

Poverty liverpool

In the light of Russia's crushing poverty, Leo Tolstoy abandons art for a decade to concentrate on moral & religious writing, culminating in his 1882 essay, "So What Are We Then to Do?

See the man looking over the wall in Union Place (off Wheler St) - photographs taken by Horace Warner in Spitalfields at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Spitafields Nippers, Horace Warner -East London early This could just as easily been Dublin or so many other places the poor survived.

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street

1866 medieval Steep Street from the junction with Trenchard Street (Bristol?) How the other half lived during Victorian times

multiple exposure photography by stephanie jung.

Creative Multiple Exposure Photography by Stephanie Jung

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