Photojournalism in the Margins
Eye-to-I is a project to provide 200 easy-to-use, disposable cameras to Seattle's creative homeless population and let them document their own lives. Our intention is to increase the voice and the presence of the marginalized; to let the rest of Seattle actually see and experience the reality of the streets; and ultimately to further the reintegration of our fractured society.
Eye-to-I was the inspiration of Paul Gilland, a photojournalist. He brought the idea to StreetLife Gallery. Artists from StreetLife Gallery, writers from StreetWrites, vendors from the Real Change, and our friends from the SHARE and WHEEL shelters will all carry the Eye-to-I cameras.
This project is currently pending, as all involved -- including homeless people themselves -- are also involved in other projects. If you would like toknow the current status of the project, help provide cameras for Eye-to-I, or you have any other questions or comments, please email us at email@example.com
- Charlie: a photo essay
- - by Neil Garcia.
- Down and Out in Tokyo
- - photo essay covering the homeless living in Shinjuku station.
- Fragile Dwelling
- - photos, essay and quotes (including audio clips) about the homeless situation in NYC.
- Gutter Tribe: Kids on the Street
- - photo essay from The Austin Chronicle's hypermedia gallery.
- inside out
- - 40 disposable cameras were given to homeless people of Budapest to take pictures of their everyday experiences, and they were later interviewed about the results.
- Shinjuku Street Project
- - photo essay that looks at the life of the homeless in Tokyo; images range from the stark to serene. Details on how to help those in need can be found at the site.
- Structure Out of Chaos
- - photo survey of homeless people living in shantytowns.
- Vagrant Gaze
- - dedicated to providing homeless persons with an artistic means of expression through photography. Interviews accompany the photographs.
Every now and then we forget that we are all one people. Then art reminds us.
Every now and then we forget that each of us is unique. Then art reminds us.