I photographed the following portraits for the documentary “Home”.
At the time, people were being asked about their perceptions and experiences of homelessness.
What is homelessness?
What do you do when you see a homeless person?
Why is homelessness so prevalent in our highly affluent society?
Fairly simple questions you might think, but when considered in context with the scale of homelessness in Australia and peoples response, it makes you stop and think. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 104,676 people who considered themselves ‘homeless’ in Australia on census night 2006. That’s less than 1 in every 200 Australians considering themselves “Homeless”.
The images are presented with a quotation from each person.