AmericanPoverty.org: Addressing America’s Invisible Problem

October 1, 2012

By Edgar Allen Beem

© Jon Lowenstein

Jon Lowenstein photographed migrant workers, who had no idea how much they would be paid for their day's work, near McAllen, Texas. To see examples of how images are used by AmericanPoverty.org, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

Chicago-based photographer Steve Liss knows how difficult it is to get images of serious social issues published. After he took a two-year leave of absence from his work as a contributor to TIME to produce No Place for Children, his 2005 book on the juvenile detention system in Texas, he was aghast when TIME was not interested in publishing any...

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