What is this Mobile Gallery About?
A 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.
Click here to view the video.
Exhibit 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.