This Homeless Photo Series is Moving and Candid

By: Farida Helmy - May 28, 2014
References: news.artnet & featureshoot
This moving and poignant homeless photo series shows the audience the only worldly possessions these people have, reminding us that we should be thankful for everything we own.

Taking us on a journey through the streets of New York, photographer Andres Serrano talks to, and captures, the faces and stories of the people living on the streets of the Big Apple in his homeless photo series 'Residents of New York.' This harrowing and candid photo series portrays the faces of more than 60,000 people experience homelessness on the harsh streets of the urban NYC jungle.

"Almost all the homeless people I approached on the streets agreed to pose. Yes, I pay money because it’s work for them, but I think, beyond the money, there’s the knowledge that I value them," says Serrano about the series.