Burlington, Vermont – May 7, 2010
Homelessness has many faces and a dozen of them are captured in a new exhibit that will be traveling around Vermont over the next year.
Pairs of photos illustrate the highs and lows in the lives of young homeless people receiving services from agencies around the state. Photographer Ned Castle calls his work a hybrid between documentary and art since the moments were recreated and staged for the camera. He says he was impressed by the stories he heard, calling them both uplifting and challenging.
“My hope is that it will open perspectives just slightly,” Castle said, “give people a window into this community, into some of the experiences these folks have had, and maybe break some of the stereotypes that are out there of how somebody might end up being homeless.”
The exhibit will be at 1 Church Street through Saturday, and then it travels throughout the state over the next year.
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Kate Duffy – WCAX News