For my capstone, I inquired about the lives of the homeless men in Philadelphia. I wanted to know why people treat the homeless like trash or lesser citizens. This question could really only be answered through my own reflection of my experiences from the past year, but there isn’t just one simple answer. I spent a lot of time volunteering at a shelter for men who have been homeless for over a year and were recovering from addictions. I spent a lot of my time playing checkers with the men and I learned so much about the issue with being closed minded in modern society. I was a stranger who came in with a camera, and they were happy to meet me and tell me about their lives. They made lots of jokes at my expense, but I really appreciated there welcoming towards me.
For my presentation portion of this project, I created a website. This site holds all of my best photography from the past year and a page is dedicated to the time and photos I have from the shelter. This website is the stepping stone to my career as a photographer. I strive to continue working and taking better images that can tell their own stories. I hope you enjoy the work I have done as much as I do.