Over 125 individuals were photographed and interviewed.
"Helping the homeless requires people who truly care, not simply throwing money around."
“A young doctor gave me $5 and a coffee. I wrote her a poem."
"I’m not going to give up, and I am going to keep pushing and hope something come out good for me."
"I used to be a teacher."
"I came to California seeking a better life."
"I almost finished law school."
"Holidays are the hardest."
"I still play the trumpet."
"Violence is no good way of life."
"I was an investor and lost everything in the great recession."
"We all need a helping had from time to time."
"My story is long and windy."
"No words might be wise."
"I used to be a merchant marine."
"Can't really blame anything... just a bad set of events and maybe not the best decisions, but no net to fall into. So here I am."
"I have been homeless since childhood."
"I found many parallels between my life and Siddhārtha Gautama."
Lower Pacific Heights
"If theres any sign you're homeless, they don't let you in."
"I'm trying to get basic healthcare."
"At twenty-four I was paralyzed."
"I never thought this would be me."
"I can't find a place."
"I have three wonderful children."
"I spend my days in the library."