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Looking at the big picture
Home is where the heart is
Who’s sleeping in my bed? May be a question that more of our fellow Americans are asking as many of them find themselves deposited somewhere on the streets of the United States.
No matter what the cause, whether it’s mental health issues or areas that are being gentrified. They are there and are unnoticed -- but are they really?
While taking these photos I was asked, why you want to take a picture of these individuals who are having hard times? I would answer the question with a caveat, they had to answer my question first, why are you able to walk by these individuals and not be affected by what you see?
The answers would vary but everyone agreed that something should be done, but they could not agree whether the local government should be the one responsible for this problem, or the government as a whole should be responsible for all the homelessness that we see here in America.
The image on top of the page is one of the many underpasses in the Los Angeles area; this person was deposited there along with all of her belongings. The unknown is why, and she is very protective of all she has along with the area in which it sits on. There are good Samaritans that are stopping by on occasion bringing food and trying to communicate.
The image in the middle of the page is of a middle-aged man who has deposited himself by a business that has plenty of traffic going in and out. He is also protective of the space. When he is made to move by the local law enforcement he eventually ends up back at his spot.