Portland Homeless Project – The Dreamers

bw-low-4751With the purpose to inspire and connect, I was a part of a photo story telling project with a group of Portland’s Homeless, The Dreamers.   These individuals created a tent city in a parking lot in Downtown Portland called “Right to Dream too”.  Not only was I humbled by the experience, but I also gained so much insight to the ever growing problems of what people in my own city have to face daily.  However, the spirit and the will to survive keeps them going.  With the help of JR and the Inside Out Project (www.insideoutproject.net) and many financial supporters, the portraits and stories have taken to the streets.  They have been enlarged and hung on the outsides of buildings off of SW 4th and Burnside.  Not only can you view the powerful images, but you can also scan a QR code to hear their stories.  So, if you are in the area, take the time and opportunity to look these people in the eye and listen to what they have to say.