A stolen photography exhibit aimed at putting a face on homelessness in the Halifax Regional Municipality has been recovered in Dartmouth.

The series of 15 large, black and white prints taken by photographer Sue Suri had been on display at Alderney Landing since November.

On Jan. 5 at around 2:30 p.m. a man — who claimed to be the photographer — and a woman were seen taking the photos down.

Shelter Nova Scotia said an employee of a business on Jamieson Street in Dartmouth found the photographs outside their front door late Monday night and called police.

Don Spicer, the organization's executive director, valued the photos at $7,500. He said they didn't have the funds to replace them. 

"I received emails and phone calls from people shocked by the theft and in some cases offered to help pay for reprinting if it needed to happen. A couple of printing businesses offered to reprint them for free if need be," he said.

"It's nice to see the community rally behind a cause like this."