The Faces of Homelessness: A Tampa Bay Story”, seeks to shed light on the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness in Tampa Bay. It is a compilation of black and white photographs that capture the faces of individuals who have been affected by this growing problem. But it is not just a book of pictures. It is a tribute to the humanity of the homeless and a call to action to finally end homelessness in Tampa Bay.
As you turn the pages of this book, each photograph and accompanying quote is a powerful reminder of the humanity of the homeless. It’s easy to ignore or avoid, to look the other way and pretend this problem doesn’t exist. But when you see their faces and hear their stories, it becomes impossible to look away. Each person captured in these black and white images is someone’s son or daughter, sister or brother, mother or father.
My hope is that this book will inspire you to take action to help those who are experiencing homelessness, in any way that you can. Kindness and compassion can go a long way in restoring hope and dignity to those who have lost everything.