This collection is  a photographic essay capturing the beauty and personal strength of men, women, families and children seeking help in their rise from poverty.  All photographs were taken on the Volunteers of America, Reno campus within the Men, Women and Family Shelters or outside in the parking lot with Amber.  

Each person was given several framed photographs of themselves as part of this project. After years of feeling "invisible" seeing themselves in a photograph, strong and dignified, was powerful, overwhelming and resulted in conversation, laughter and often tears.

 

Part of this collection was on display at Metro Gallery as part of the 2015 Art Town Celebration.

©2017 Judy Schott

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