A Portrait of Homelessness in Chicago

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What is this Mobile Gallery About?

A Portrait of Homelessness in Chicago | Franciscan OutreachA Portrait of Homelessness in Chicago is a traveling exhibit of portraits and stories featuring men and women who are homeless. The gallery is available to any organization interested in displaying it at their location. The exhibit includes a presentation that’s designed to increase awareness about our Chicago neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.

The collection of portraits and stories share the real life experiences of people who are homeless in Chicago. The 12 men and women featured in this gallery share their personal stories, including the circumstances that have led them to becoming homeless, the steps they’re taking to overcome personal challenges, the barriers they face to finding employment and housing, and their goals. The intention of this exhibit is for people to make a connection with the men and women who are experiencing homelessness and understand the challenges they face. Its goal is to raise awareness about homelessness in Chicago and to identify some of the ways that we can come together as a community to help our neighbors in need.

The presentation offered with this mobile gallery includes a 10-15 minute talk and a six-minute video about homelessness in Chicago, which offers ways people can get actively involved to become part of the solution.

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Steve Moriary | A Portrait of Homelessness in ChicagoExhibit Photographer: Steve Moriarty taught the history of photography at the University of Notre Dame and served as The Fritz and Milly Kaeser Curator of Photography at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art.

 

 

 

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Learn More About the Men and Women Featured in this Exhibit

The 12 men and women featured in this mobile gallery share their personal stories, including the circumstances that have led them to becoming homeless, the steps they’re taking to overcome personal challenges, the barriers they face to finding employment and housing, and their goals. To read a person’s full story, please click on the image below.

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Are you Interested in Hosting the Gallery at Your Organization?

A Portrait of Homelessness in Chicago is a mobile gallery that is available to organizations interested in hosting the exhibit to be on display at their location as well as welcoming the accompanying presentation that’s designed to increase awareness about our Chicago neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. There is a 10-15 minute presentation focused on raising awareness about homelessness in Chicago. A six-minute video is also available, which features three of the 12 exhibit participants. This traveling exhibit is available to any organization looking to educate and inspire its employees, congregations, constituents and friends.

Click here to view the video.

If you’re interested in hosting this exhibit, please fill out and submit the form below.

Mobile Gallery Schedule
Where and When Can I See the Exhibit?

A Portrait of Homelessness in Chicago was recently on display for one week at Rush University Medical Center. The exhibit presentation was attended by more than 50 physicians and medical students who were interested in learning more about homelessness in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Dates:
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