Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Haunting Images of Homelessness on Display at Hotel Congress

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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The Hotel Congress lobby is hosting a powerful exhibition of photos by Jon Linton who aims to bring a bit of humanity to how we perceive those living on the streets:

From the press release:

In 2007, Jon Linton volunteered at a shelter to better understand the plight of those without a door to walk through at day’s end. He then began gathering imagery to document the homeless. Years of work have recently given rise to a large social media following, several exhibitions and a book entitled, I Have a Name. Mr. Linton still works actively in outreach and continues to collect stories and images from folks on the street

“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.

The exhibition runs through November 10, with an artist reception scheduled for October 11. See more of the photos on the project's Instagram page.

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