Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Who Sleeps Here

April 11, 2005

Who Sleeps Here

Though this isn't actually anyone's bed it still seems to speak to the level of poverty in Trinidad. Although official numbers have unemployment at just under 11%, figures from non-governmental organisations on the ground estimate that 30% of the population lives below the poverty level.

According to the most recent figures I could find (World Bank Report No. 14382-TR), the poverty level is TT$6.60 per person per day or TT$2,420 per person per year. US$1 is worth TT$6.30.

So essentially, almost 400,000 people in Trinidad survive on less than US$400 per year.

Posted by phototakeouter at 06:56 PM | Comments (4)

Wow... this is a beautiful picture. I'm loving the contrast of black and white, not to mention my favorite is black and white photography. Great work!

October 5, 2005 05:06 PM, Jordan

You make an ordinary object look extraordinary. I love it! :)

October 5, 2005 01:05 PM, hartini

very effective shot, such loneliness and sadness.

April 20, 2005 12:39 AM, ViSuaLLyMiNDeD

It's really amazing what some people take for granted. It's not until you see images like this that you realize how fortunte some of us are.

April 12, 2005 04:49 PM, naomi-sarah

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