The Homeless Paradise Series Features the Photographer's Long-Lost Father

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 18, 2015
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The Homeless Paradise is a photo series, created by Honolulu-based photographer Diana Kim, that was conceived as a means of sharing the means of the city's homeless community -- although it ended up morphing into something even more incredible.

Whilst capturing photos for the series, Kim recognized her own father -- then estranged from the family -- sitting in a makeshift shelter of cardboard boxes. He had left the family when we she was a child, and apparently developed advanced schizophrenia.

Kim visited him in the same spot for two years. When he ended up in hospital for a heart attack treatment, she visited him and ended up rebuilding their relationship. As the Homeless Paradise series shows, Kim ended up helping rehabilitate her father, who is going strong.