homeless

Defending ‘Needles in the Sewer’ and Photographing the Disadvantaged

One of my images has been subjected to criticism and scrutiny in a way that none of my other work ever has. The photograph in question is of a scene in London, Chinatown; a man reaches into a sewer while shouting about how someone threw his needles down there.

Unconditional Love: Portraits of People and Pets in a Seattle Homeless Camp

In October 2017, I visited a good friend in Seattle, Washington, who runs an international animal rescue organization. Animals can have a positive impact on people’s lives. Unfortunately, I also saw and learned how much animals suffer abuse around the world. During my visit, I saw that many homeless people kept animals with them, and it gave me an idea to document their connection and dependence on each other.

The Homeless Photojournalist Who Lends His Eyes to the World

Ed Gold has spent nearly two decades working as a full-time photojournalist. Perhaps best known for documenting some of the world's most remote people groups, Gold's photos have regularly been published by the BBC. Despite his apparent "success" in the industry, however, Gold has been homeless for as long as he has been a photographer.

Portraits of Portland’s Homeless: Eyes as the Window to the Soul

I had just moved to the pretty, but constantly rainy, Portland, Oregon, and the weather was getting to me! After going through a hard period of homesickness and mild depression, following a friend’s advice, I got my very first DSLR camera. I liked the idea of registering anything I wanted, and by anything I mean everything: landscape, objects, wild life (as wild as downtown Portland can get!), you name it…

Photo Essay: The Homeless Children on the Streets of Kitale, Kenya

It's five o’clock in the morning, and a cold mist lies upon the small Kenyan town of Kitale. Only if you walk around the empty town at the break of dawn will you notice the part of life that society is hiding. On cold, concrete floors, all over the city, lie hundreds of children fast asleep.

Portraits of Homeless People and Their Dreams of Old

For his new project The Prince and the Pauper, San Francisco-based photographer Horia Manolache connected with homeless people, learned their stories, and shot two portraits of each of them: the first shows them as they are now, and the second portrait shows them in the life or career they had once dreamed about.

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded in 2012, and since then they've hung up artwork in more than 20 cafes across London.

Back in July, Cafe Art handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London, connected them to photography training with the Royal Photographic Society, and asked them to shoot photos with the theme "My London."

Lighting Portraits to Bring Exposure to Homelessness in America

Photographer Aaron Draper wants people to see homelessness in a different light -- literally. For his project titled Underexposed, he hit the streets with his camera and off-camera strobe in order to capture portraits of the homeless and "bring them into the light and out of the shadows for others to view and appreciate."

Photographer Travels Across the Southwestern USA by Freight Train

A couple of years ago, photographer Kevin Russ packed some belongings into his car, traveled tens of thousands of miles across the US, and documented his journey with his iPhone camera. The trip earned Russ quite a bit of media attention and a sizable online following.

Last year he embarked on an even more rugged journey: traveling across the Southwestern United States by freight train with just his phone and a few possessions.

Touching Multimedia Series Captures The Powerful Bond Between the Homeless and Their Pets

There are times when you come across a collection of images that no written words or powerful images can describe on their own. Such is the case with the heartfelt series, Lifelines.

Inspired by past projects, photographer Norah Levine teamed up with audio guru Gabrielle Amster and Animal Trustees of Austin’s 4PAWS (For People and Animals Without Shelter) program to document and tell the story of the connection between the homeless and their beloved pets.