Humans of Basic Income: A Portrait Series by Jessie Golem of Ontario's Pilot Participants' Lived Experiences
Jessie Golem | Aug 27, 2019
Topic category: Pilots & Experiments
Jessie Golem

Powerful photography by Jessie Golem (jessiegolem.com) of the participants in the Hamilton, Ontario, Canadian basic income project, which was prematurelly cancelled. Artist statement from Jessie Golem: "I am one of the few people in the world to receive Basic Income - I was in the pilot project taking place in Ontario. the pilot was cancelled prematurely by a newly-elected conservative government that had made an election promise to keep it.

As a photographer, I responded by making a portrait series where I asked people to tell me what they were using Basic Income for. The answers to that question showed me that the economy we live in needs to fundamentally change, in order to give people a chance to not only survive, but thrive. This is bigger than Ontario. We're imagining a new world order."

Jessie Golem |Aug 19, 2019
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