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I Am Human

California College of the Arts
2011

 

BACKGROUND

 

While living in America, I was affected by how the locals treated the homeless. There are so many negative assumptions and attitudes towards the needy. Throughout the United States, there is still a strong American dream work ethic. Unfortunately, this leads to the opinion that all homeless people are homeless because they just didn’t work or try hard enough.

 

IDEA

 

I wanted to try to get people to see the homeless as human, not as failures, lazy or drug addicts. They are not bums, they are human.

 

RESULT

 

Everyone in my class thought I was a socialist for presenting this project. My professor, who used to be homeless, really liked this project and thought it was a very effective way to use photography to show a different view of homelessness.