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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

Fashion shoot

    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 […] Continue reading →

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 […] Continue reading →

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. Read more:  We would like to invite you to participate in our forum at Continue reading →

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 […] Continue reading →

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 […] Continue reading →

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. Photography by Martijn Crowe Continue reading →