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Starving Artists Project: Homeless People & Their Cardboard Signs Hope To Inspire Change
March 10, 2013
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Image © Starving Artists Project/Andrew Zuckerman

We hear about the homeless. Talk about the homeless. See the homeless. But we don't always look at the homeless - as in really look at that person's face.

A lot of times, we walk by... going where we're going... glance over... give a bit of change... and that's about it.

In a sense, the homeless are invisible.

Well now, in New York City, there's a new initiative called the Starving Artists Project. The idea is to give homeless people a face and a voice to share their stories and struggles.

The project takes images of homeless men and women with their cardboard signs in the hope of inspiring change.

Image © Starving Artists Project/Andrew Zuckerman

The creators of the project, Nick Zafonte and Thompson Harrell, worked with award-winning photographer and film director Andrew Zuckerman to put together the works.

The collection debuted at the Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn.

All donations from the exhibit went to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger and Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Image © Starving Artists Project/Andrew Zuckerman

via inhabitat.com

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