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Missy Race, 22, and her 10-month-old son, David Martinez, are living in transitional housing. Because she is unable to afford day care, it is difficult for her to go on job interviews: “If I bring David with me, I know I won’t get the job because it’s unprofessional.”

There are 1.6 million homeless children in the United States. I want to be the witness to this, to provide evidence of their bleak condition. I want to speak for the victimized children of our country who aren’t even fully cognizant of their own poverty. Infants, young children and teenagers are living on the streets, in hotel rooms and in their parents’ cars, forsaken by bad luck. It is my hope that these photographs will show this problem to those who are unaware or have done their best to ignore this issue.

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