posted Thursday June 9, 2011 9:25 am 0 replies
Most people think homelessness is someone living under a bridge or under a cardboard sack. But, as this photo of Susan Broussard shows, picking up odd jobs and living out of your car is now an option. They had just been evicted from a hotel that morning. The day before her husband lost his job washing dishes. The restaurant he worked for went out of business.
"Our main focus is the kids," she says. "I feel sorry for people like us. No one will help. Not the city, the state or the churches."
posted Sunday June 5, 2011 7:01 pm 0 replies
I was recently walking through the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York. It was a nice afternoon in late May, people were out and about enjoying the warm spring day.
I had actually passed the building in the picture above and was two blocks away when a nagging feeling stopped me. I went back and asked the people sitting there if I could take their picture.
posted Wednesday May 18, 2011 12:11 pm 0 replies
Once or twice a week, Erica and hundreds of others are forced to pack up everything they own and move their homes. They don't do this because they want to - they do it because there are local laws that the police enforce. This is what happens when you are homeless and have no choice but to live in a tent.
posted Thursday May 12, 2011 6:01 am 0 replies
Images matter. They inform, they entertain, they even impact how we view the world.
Some images embed themselves into the very fabric of our cultural and national history, in part defining who we are as a people.