Russian Artist Carves Silver Dollar With Trap Jaws And Golden ‘Bait’ Coin

Russian artist Roman Booteen has carved one of the most intriguing ‘Hobo nickels‘ we’ve ever seen. Continue reading »

Photographer Tests Her Skills With A One Dollar Camera

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Photographer Skyler Adams decided to put her skills to the test when she took pictures with nothing but a one dollar camera for an entire month. She bought a Canon Sure Shot for only $1 along with an expired roll of film, and she got to work. Film processing and scanning was $8 more, so Skyler spent $10 for the whole experiment. Continue reading »

Designer Transforms One Dollar Thrift Store Clothes Into Trendy Outfits

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A few years ago, fashionista Jillian Owens decided that she wanted to change how the world approaches fashion. Finding herself both disheartened by the rise of fashion giants with unethical labor practices, plus a bit broke at the time, the South Carolina-based writer and designer began exploring local thrift stores to find pieces of discarded clothing that has fabulous possibilities. Continue reading »

This Artist Pictured His Own Journey Around The US With One Dollar Diary

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“In the time that I lived in NYC and travelled around the USA. I kept a daily dairy on one dollar bills. Below a few day’s off my life!”- Babo Schokker. Continue reading »

Living On a Dollar a Day

“One in six people in the world live at or below the poverty threshold of one dollar a day. At a time of great social and economic disruption in the world, people on the brink of survival can be easily pushed over the edge, or just as easily pulled back to safety. The people who generously shared their stories in Living On A Dollar A Day inspire us to change lives for the better. “Living On A Dollar A Day”, (Text by Thomas A. Nazario, Photographs by Renée C. Byer and Foreword by the 14th Dalai Lama), is a passionate call to action, presenting 348 pages filled with over 200 color photographs, profiles, explanatory charts and graphics that deliver an unprecedented and thought-provoking examination of global poverty, and how it impacts the poor and the rest of the world community”. – The Quantuck Lane Press

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In an e-waste dump that kills nearly everything that it touches, Fati, 8, works with other children searching through hazardous waste in hopes of finding whatever she can to exchange for pennies in order to survive. While balancing a bucket on her head with the little metal she has found, tears stream down her face as the result of the pain that comes with the malaria she contracted some years ago. This is work she must do to survive. (Photo by Renée C. Byer/Living on a Dollar a Day)
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