'White Building' is now slum city in Phnom Penh
The White Building in Cambodia’s Phnom Peng slum was once the pinnacle of modern day living but today it's one of the last monuments to the urbanized poor.
London East End: The pictures, taken by photographer Horace Warner 100 years ago in Spitalfields in London’s East End, were later used by social campaigners to illustrate the plight of the poorest children in London.
‘Orphans’, Thomas Benjamin Kennington, 1885 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Orphans’, Thomas Benjamin Kennington, 1885 Kennington was one of the founder members of the New English Art Club in 1886, and its first Secretary. He was well known for his compelling pictures of the urban poor, although he also painted less emotive scenes from everyday life, and portraits. The rich colouring, smooth handling of paint, and subject were probably inspired by the work of the seventeenth-century Spanish artist Murillo, who also painted poor children.
The american dream: the store of my ancestors, by Katie Bolander
The culture and society of the people of the United States is commonly described by using the metaphor of a “melting pot.” It assumes that the different elements from all immigrant groups “melt to…