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 delve further to show them simply as human beings.
"Banning has a history of documenting the forgotten pockets of society from the impoverished in Malawi to women forced into a life of prostitution in Asia and decided that photographing the homeless community in color and in a studio environment would be the best approach to the series," writes Slate's David Rosenberg. This photography series is from the book 'Down and Out' that uncovers homeless issues. Photographic efforts such as this are a great way to reduce the stigma around societal issues and realize that regardless of the issue, we're all human.