Homeless Installation Project

This project explores the public perception of homelessness by displaying portraits of both homeless and non-homeless people in unexpected places. Based on the proposition is that anyone could potentially become homeless, an equal number of homeless and non-homeless subjects were invited to participate in a collaborative portrait process. Large black and white prints were installed by permission on the walls of various commercial and residential properties in downtown Fresno. Over time, they deteriorated and most were eventually painted over or removed.

Look through the portrait gallery and try to guess who is homeless and who is not.

This is an open-ended project; watch for new installations from time to time.

Special thanks to Poverello House and the Fresno Art Museum for their partnership in the project.

Portrait Gallery

Installation Photographs