Picture the Homeless

Picture the Homeless

Brooklyn, New York, 2012

Brooklyn, New York, 2012

Brooklyn, New York, 2012

A sleep-out protest staged in Cypress Hills, New York, outside local politician’s office, Erik Martin Dilan, to protest his lack of movement on 'Intro 48'. A bill which called for New York’s unoccupied housing to be converted, renovated and utilised to help accommodate the homeless population and alleviate the size of the issue in the city.

The event was organised by 'Picture the Homeless' - a group founded and managed by homeless individuals who push for social justice in regards to housing issues and police violence, with the aim of creating an alternative and more empathetic vision of community.

It was a cold, wet and uncomfortable night, but a mere glimpse into the reality of what those without a permanent home go through week in, week out, for years on end. A gracious thank-you to those kind and interesting humans who welcomed us into their group, and showed us nothing but love and respect. 

A sleep-out protest staged in Cypress Hills, New York, outside local politician’s office, Erik Martin Dilan, to protest his lack of movement on 'Intro 48'. A bill which called for New York’s unoccupied housing to be converted, renovated and utilised to help accommodate the homeless population and alleviate the size of the issue in the city.

The event was organised by 'Picture the Homeless' - a group founded and managed by homeless individuals who push for social justice in regards to housing issues and police violence, with the aim of creating an alternative and more empathetic vision of community.

It was a cold, wet and uncomfortable night, but a mere glimpse into the reality of what those without a permanent home go through week in, week out, for years on end. A gracious thank-you to those kind and interesting humans who welcomed us into their group, and showed us nothing but love and respect. 

A sleep-out protest staged in Cypress Hills, New York, outside local politician’s office, Erik Martin Dilan, to protest his lack of movement on 'Intro 48'. A bill which called for New York’s unoccupied housing to be converted, renovated and utilised to help accommodate the homeless population and alleviate the size of the issue in the city.

The event was organised by 'Picture the Homeless' - a group founded and managed by homeless individuals who push for social justice in regards to housing issues and police violence, with the aim of creating an alternative and more empathetic vision of community.

It was a cold, wet and uncomfortable night, but a mere glimpse into the reality of what those without a permanent home go through week in, week out, for years on end. A gracious thank-you to those kind and interesting humans who welcomed us into their group, and showed us nothing but love and respect. 

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James Watkins

Artist | Photographer

Artist | Photographer

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+ 44 7481 455 952

jamesterencewatkins@gmail.com

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@james_watkins