Naming The Homeless

I hired twenty-eight people to let me photograph them where they slept at night and again after they had been made over to look like models. I thought the models would be harder to forget if we knew their names. I interviewed the participants and wrote their job aspirations on the mats of their “Before” pictures. On the flip side, I was trying to prove that if I treated them like an employer that they would perform. Eight of the participants got jobs from the exhibition.