At the LibraryAFTER breakfast at the shelter all the folks must hit the streets (the only exception is when the temperatures are so low that there is a health risk). Where does a homeless person spend the day? When it's cold out, many go to the local libraries. Hey, it's warm inside, quiet, and there's lots of good stuff to read.
Reaching Out: Going to Where the Folks Are
Paper Work and MeetingsSOMETIMES working with the homeless folks seemed to interfere with the paper work and the meetings.
What's Going on Here?JUST looking at this gentleman you might think he's going through an interview for a mid-level manager's position. Not true. This person, who works everyday, is homeless and is living at The Union Mission until he can get back on his feet.
The End of a Long Day....
ConclusionsAFTER following Sarah Paige around for a week have I come to any conclusions about the homeless? Why and how they became homeless? While recognizing and acknowling the obvious, that one week's casual observations with a limited number people doesn't provide for scientifically sound conclusions, I did come away with some thoughts and opinions.
Thanks to....I WOULD like to thank all the folks and organizations who allowed me to photograph and hangout at their facilities: John Gray, Jim Tatum, and the staff at The Union Mission, XXXXX at St. Col, and Major XXX at The Salvation Army. Thanks to all of the homeless people who were so kind in allowing their pictures to be taken and who answered my questions. And, a special thanks to Sarah paige Fuller who tolerated my sticking a camera in her face for a week. Workshop.....funding PATH? NEST
A Little About the WorkshopTHE CLIFTON C. EDOM Truth With a Camera workshop is the creation of Dr.Vme Smith of Tidewater Communtiy College and her mother, Vi Edom. Clifton Edom founded the internationally recognised, University of Missouri Photo Workshop almost fifty years ago