Tag: homelessness

In 1991 photographer Angela Kelly visited Rainbow House, a Chicago shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Like most shelters, the temporary residence affords women, many who are mothers, a moment to collect themselves and figure out how to start over — which is not exactly a simple task with easy answers. Kelly became aware of…

Back in November 2010, Austin Hargrave wrote about his experience photographing the homeless who live in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas. His photographs appeared in Matthew O’Brien’s book, Beneath the Neon, which documents the people who live (for a variety of reasons) in the drainage tunnels beneath the city. With homelessness numbers in Las Vegas tripling since 2009, it makes you wonder if the tunnels have seen an influx of residents in the last year.

Lee Jeffries is an accountant who also happens to take harrowing photos. “My involvement with the homeless started after an encounter with a young girl in London,” Jeffries told Impose Magazine back in September of 2010. “She was huddled under a sleeping bag in a doorway in Leicester Square and took offense as I stole a photo from a distance.…