Wordless Wednesday: Signs of the Homeless

By on January 21, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Categories: Observation | Photography

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Observations
Black on Campus January 21, 2009

Heartbreaking photographs. This is an issue that feels insurmountable; and yet it is easy to ignore or even to become desensitized to it. These photos humanize the problem of homelessness. A very sad reminder, and a powerful call to action.

Tara January 21, 2009

What a sad picture.. Shouldn’t have to be this way.. for anyone.

JasonsLifeNotes January 21, 2009

Homelessness is such a big problem. If only we all have the capacity to give these people a comfortable home. Then these scenes would no longer exist.

Ordinary Biscuit January 21, 2009

Nice theme.. Exposing the reality of the urban jungle…

Eaton Bennett January 21, 2009

I like the bottom photo, love the composition and the black and white. We see homeless people more and more in Australia, sad that in the west people feel so out of place. Happy WW. :)

Eaton Bennett January 21, 2009

Eeek, as I read my comment above I though how awful it read. I think it is a sad state of affairs that anybody anywhere in the world should be homeless. Not just in the west.

Upstatemomof3 January 21, 2009

God Bless all.

SECRET AGENT MAMA January 21, 2009

It makes you really grateful for all you have.

rawdawg January 21, 2009

sad state of affairs indeed

Debbie January 21, 2009

Sadly, I’m afraid we will see more of that before it gets better.

shiera January 21, 2009

My heart always goes out to the homeless people, especially now that it’s winter. But because there are those who are “not that helpless” who abuse some people’s goodness, I am wary of extending a little help.

Qtpies7 January 21, 2009

Those are very vivid pictures of the homeless.

meleah rebeccah January 21, 2009

These BREAK my heart.

Lavenderbay January 21, 2009

That second photo could have come right out of Life magazine. Even the seams on his touque make a cross. Great capture!

Greg January 22, 2009

I like the Starbucks cup in the first photo. Overall it has some good contrast and reminds me of beat writing. My favorite homeless sign that I’ve run into several times is the “I need money to buy alcohol” sign. They’re the only ones I give money to. If you want a little more of a reaction shot, try having someone throw a bit of ice water on them before you shoot. Hot (McDonald’s) coffee works too, but the water is cheaper. A more profitable sign might be: “Kick me: $1.00. Kick me when I’m down: $5.00.”

The Orange Phoenix January 27, 2009

OMG such beauty in the sadness. . . amazing photos.

A. February 18, 2009

what is the current rate of homeless in the united states in 2009?

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