Is “poverty porn” making a comeback? IDEX in NPR

In NPR’s Goats & Soda blog today, Thousand Currents’ Director of Communications Jennifer Lentfer was quoted in the story, “At What Point Does A Fundraising Ad Go Too Far?

Are exploitative photos of the poor creeping back into nonprofit fundraising? It’s not a tactic Thousand Currents will use, because, as Jennifer says,

People in developing countries are not incapable or passively awaiting rescue… Poverty, conflict, disasters, injustice is heart-breaking, but it doesn’t mean people are victims.

Read the full article here and follow the discussion on Twitter at #DevPix.

 

*Thousand Currents changed its name from IDEX in 2016

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