A TEDx Talk by photographer Renée C. Byer in which she shares the story behind some of her best-known images and how photography helped to highlight issues in areas of extreme poverty and changed the lives of people living in those areas.

Renée C. Byer is a catalyst for change, a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photojournalist, and EMMY nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work in photography focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Byer’s internationally acclaimed book, “Living on a Dollar a Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor”, illuminates the stories of people living on the brink of survival and invites you to put an end to extreme poverty.

“Unfairness in the human condition can only be remedied when people everywhere care”.
– The 14th Dalai Lama

Byer’s photographs have appeared in publications and exhibitions throughout the world. As a Senior Photojournalist for the storied Sacramento Bee, Byer’s images are syndicated worldwide.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.