Naming The Homeless

I felt it would be so much easier for the rest of us to care about people who had no fixed address, and harder to forget them once we knew their names. I photographed twenty-eight people where they slept at night and again after they had been made over and looked ready for work. I interviewed them about their ambitions for employment. These pictures compare and contrast the documented life to the invented one – the one that might be. Eight got jobs out of this experience.

“These photographs are subtle and completely engaging. Who are their subjects? We are alike, we and they. We are difficult creatures who share a common humanity."
- Susan Garrett, Archipelago.org