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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.

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homeless sao paulo project homeless as models

Fashion shoot

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The day shown in the pictures was a special day. Kelly (15) and Andrea (24), who live on the street, came to our house, had a shower, had food, we talked. To meet them and be together was like blowing an invisible wall. Kelly loved to shower, all happy and enthusiastic, jumping around at the sight of her own pictures. We had a big lunch together, so normal, an everyday custom. With them it was a new experience, to choose what you want, relax and have as many as you like. Andrea could barely eat because her teeth are infected and almost gone. She anyway didn’t want to go to a dentist, since she was afraid for the police. Realising it is her choice, her life, and not to treat her as merely a victim that only needs help. As every person she needs to be treated as a human being.

We all got in the car and went to Elevada Pres. Artur da Costa E Silva, where we clothed Andrea and Kelly to do a fashion shoot with them. They were having fun together, being like famous models…people walked by, staring, waving. We got very close to each other, clothing them, breaking boundaries. All the concepts we talk about when having intellectual conversations about people living on the street fall away on the moment Andrea gives me a big hug. We will work together more often, developing our work, deepening the connection.

All the clothes are by Lica Stein.

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homeless sao paulo Moradores da Rua

Moradores da Rua

DSC 0021+copy Moradores da Rua They live on the street, under bridges. To make a living they clean the street, organize all the trash of others and sell it. Due to the financial crisis on this moment, they make only half the money they used to. Just not enough to keep them alive.

I made this photos in the place they live. I went to them, made a connection. In the beginning they treated me hostile, I entered their world. When I got to know the, I could explain what I wanted to do: show the world that they are there, human beings. When they understood they organised everything so I could make pictures of them.

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Homelsss Canada project homelessness

Homeless man freezes to death behind store

194 300x183 Homeless man freezes to death behind store Social agencies say the freezing death of a man highlights the issue of homelessness in the northern Saskatchewan city of Prince Albert.

James Benjamin Roberts, 49, was found behind a Michaels store in a retail district on Tuesday.

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Homeless Germany project homelessness

Homelessness in Germany The visible form of true poverty

193 Homelessness in Germany The visible form of true poverty An analysis of how/why some 860,000 people are homeless in Germany, which like most nations, has no governmental structure to address this human rights problem.

Munich, Germany
They are known as “tramps”, “winos”, “hobos”, “street people”, “bums”, or simply homeless. They are the poor within our rich society, unemployed and with no resources, living on the fringes.

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Homeless Cambodia

Cambodia

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Fashion shoot

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homeless sao paulo

Streetsleepers

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Can Calgary still end homelessness? City’s 10-year plan verges on halfway point

04 30 cal homeless candiceward 300x198 Can Calgary still end homelessness? City’s 10 year plan verges on halfway point Calgary’s still a land of opportunity, that is, if you can afford it.

That’s the message from local proponents — past and present — of the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness, which will mark its halfway point in January.

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Moradores da Rua

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Terrorized, starving and homeless: Myanmar’s Rohingya still forgotten

190 200x300 Terrorized, starving and homeless: Myanmars Rohingya still forgotten Sittwe, Myanmar (CNN) — It’s been three years since I reported on the plight of the Rohingya Muslim people of western Myanmar and neighboring Bangladesh.
We called our documentary “A Forgotten People,” and it looked at appalling incidents where boatloads of refugees fleeing poverty and persecution arrived in Thailand only to be towed back out to sea and abandoned by the Thai security forces. Hundreds died or went missing.

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Streetsleepers

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homeless curitiba

Homeless Curitiba

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homelessness policies

Back-to-work scheme ‘failing homeless’

187 300x180 Back to work scheme ‘failing homeless’ Homeless people are being failed by the government’s flagship back-to-work programme despite large amounts of public money being given to private firms to cut chronic employment, a new report warns.

One in five homeless people have had benefits cut or stopped in the first year of the Work Programme amid serious concerns about a dramatic rise of punitive sanctions against the most vulnerable, according to three charities.

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Lost in the city

2006 118 Lost in the city  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.

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