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Work 009

2006 055 Work 009“They just don’t want to work.” I still hear it said about homeless by many, in Europe, in South America, in Asia. In São Paulo you can see many homeless people on the street, collecting trash and pulling their carts through the town and traffic. When we went with them through the city we noticed how many people are working this way and help clean the city.

Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org

Mobile Homeless Homes

The Paul Elkins Shelter is Almost Too Cozy Looking No one wants to be homeless; it is a choice that does not come easily to most. But if you are going to be homeless, the Paul Elkins shelter ensures that you don’t have to be shelter-less. Sure, it is 225lbs, but it is on wheels […] Continue reading →

The Bum Life

A documentary & book unveiling the truth of our nation’s homeless population. 23 cities, 23 homeless people and 1 man’s journey. As young children, we are taught that homeless people are the lowest of the low, the trash of society and what we aim NOT to be. But it seems that the general population is […] Continue reading →

Lost in the city

Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org They seem lost in the city, so many people living out on the streets in São Paulo, sitting walking, sleeping eating, in parks, in doorways, on banks, under the viaducts and simply in the middle of the sidewalks. Continue reading →