Dorte Verner is Lead Economist in the World Bank and an award-winning photographer. Dorte has a passion for poverty reduction and reducing vulnerability. Her photography focuses on bringing attention to people who don’t make the news but have important knowledge and experiences to share. She captures their strength and beauty through intimate moments. Dorte specializes in environmental portraits and draws her inspiration from the life and livelihood of people living in extreme situations. She holds a Ph.D. in economics, is a self-taught photographer, a fellow of the Explorers Club, and serve on UNHCR’s Livelihood Advisory Board.