POVERTY IN MEXICO
Designer: Laura Berman
Visual Communication and Image, UCLA
Every day thousands of Mexican citizens cross the US-Mexico border in order to provide themselves and their families the money and necessities needed to live a humane life in bearable conditions. Poverty is a major underlying factor that contributes to many different conditions in Mexico. Fertility rate, household size, working conditions, corn production, drinking water, immigration, peace index and drug war violence are all influenced in one way or another by the poverty that plagues Mexico as a country.
This over 100 page book features handmade maps and circular charts created by me that draw connections between poverty and other social/political crises. The text in the book are articles I found that back my research, and all the photography is by Mexican artists.