News in-24: The faces of homeless people in the heart of a necessary photo book

Through his project Faces of Homelessness, Jeffrey A. Wolin shows the different “faces of homelessness” both literally and figuratively. His book consists of portraits of homeless people, annotated with their testimonies. A multitude of individuals and situations is thus presented:

“Homelessness takes different forms, it goes beyond living on the streets. Factors other than mental illnesses and addictions contribute to the problem. There are homeless veterans, families evicted from their homes. , people finding themselves with sudden medical expenses that their insurance does not cover.

Loss of a job, divorce, death of a spouse or parent, domestic violence, discrimination based on sexual orientation, lack of affordable housing, etc. All of this leads to homelessness, ”the author explains in his book.Noting that “most of the homeless are invisible”, the American photographer went to meet many people suffering from this situation, in order to “sweep away stereotypes”. The testimonies are reported in the first person, so as not to interfere in the experiences and feelings of the subjects.
 
Taken in color, often with flash, the images show homeless people in places of their own choosing – where they sleep most of the time. In his book, the photographer steps aside to finally highlight invisible people, uniquely united by the way they are marginalized in the four corners of the territory covered, from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Faces of Homelessness by Jeffrey A. Wolin is available from Kehrer Verlag. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Faces of Homelessness by Jeffrey A. Wolin is available from Kehrer Verlag.