shelter to better understand the plight of the un-homed. He not only captured
the pain, but also the stories behind each person, who by the way, have a name.“One of the most poignant moments of this project came at the Project’s
inception. I asked the first man I had a conversation with his name, his reply
put us both in tears, ‘You have no idea how long it has been since someone has
cared to ask me who I am ’, he said. The project became ‘I Have a Name’ in that
instant, said Jon Linton, photographer, creator and founder of IHAN.
information on the THE I HAVE A NAME PROJECT, see their FB page:https://www.facebook.com/THEIHAVEANAMEPROJECT
Carolyn’s note: I dropped by to see this exhibit at the Hotel Congress lobby. There are 6 large B/W poster size photos and 3 smaller ones, of mostly homeless men. Statistics on the wall accompanying these photos say that there are 37,000 homeless deaths on the streets every year, of the 1,750,000 homeless in the U.S. 22% of homeless women cite D.V. (domestic violence) as the reason for their situation, and 40% are homeless vets, 39% are 18 years and under. Lack of affordable housing is the #1 cause of homelessness over the last 25 years.
Stop by to see this exhibit on Saturday at the reception, while at 2nd Saturday Downtown.