What is it like to not having a place to live, and the struggle for dignity?
Award winning photojournalist David Bacon tells the story as it is: Homelessness in urban and rural California.
You are invited to this important exhibit at the Asian Resource Gallery, 317 Ninth St at Harrison, Oakland, California, May to June, 2016. Sponsored by East Bay Local Development Corporation. Reception on Tuesday, May 24 at 6pm.
This photo-documentary was developed with the cooperation of California Rural Legal Assistance, the Community Action Network in Los Angeles, and the Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales.
David Bacon is a long time photo-journalist and storyteller about worker and human rights. He has given a voice to the experiences of thousands of immigrants and people of color, and uses his talent for justice. He speaks Spanish fluently.
In the 38th Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, he won first-place in the photo series category for his August 6, 2014 cover story for the East Bay Express, “Living on the Streets of Oakland,” a photo essay that examined the situation of homeless people in the Bay Area’s third largest city.
David especially dedicates this photo-exhibit to the homeless activists in Berkeley, whose stories he followed and reporter about many times, as an independent journalist.
Find him @photos4justice.