Destigmatizing Poverty

As economic uncertainty remains, homeless photography breaks down barriers

Implications - As poverty levels continue to rise, activists are taking their cause straight to those affected by characterizing them as equal members of society to help break down barriers. By capturing the homeless as "average," perceived difference is dismantled to make struggles a more realistic notion. This proves that consumers are most moved by empathy.
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Humanizing Homeless Photography - Rosie Holtom's Portrait Series Depicts the Homeless in a New Light
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Stigma-Reducing Photography - The Jan Banning 'Down and Out' Book Features Faces of the Homeless
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The Jan Banning ‘Down and Out’ book features a variety of beautifully photographed people who are homeless. Rather than showing them in their residence-less state, these photographs... [More]
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