Thursday, January 20, 2011
The faces of homelessness

 

Lyle Reust painted a portrait of Los Angeles’ homeless with a series of photographs. He wanted to show just how many people are in need of help so he’s spent the last few months walking Skid Row, an area with one of the largest homeless populations in the U.S.

 

"I just wanted to photograph something real ... everyday life [you] don’t see," Reust said.

 

If you could illustrate a larger social issue in your city how would you do it? We’d love to find out how you could make the intangible into something visual. Share your photographs and give us a first-person perspective of what you see.

2 Comments
January 20, 2011
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A issue in my community is we have a lot of people less fortunate than us yet we never do anything about it. There are people who have to no where to sleep and nothing to eat. We should have more fundraisers and charities to try and decrease the number of people in poverty.

          Nicole

February 1, 2011
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nicole310

 

fundraisers and charities do nothing if we do not address the lack of care for mental health and affordable housing aid for those in need. most homeless or merely houseless and the others would benefit greatly from mental health opportunities that are far out of reach from them.  ive been homeless... actually i still sort of am given that im in an extended stay hotel until i can earn enough to get into an apartment better than the roach motels i'd be only be able to afford at the moment.

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