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Homeless: Lynn Blodgett’s “Finding Grace”

At a Salt Lake City museum in March, we saw a moving exhibit.  Lynn Blodgett, the  photographer, explains,

“I offer Finding Grace in the hope that we can develop the desire and courage to see beyond the myths that all homeless people are lazy, addicted or crazy.  Perhaps we can begin to see people in need and acknowledge our own darkest fears.  I believe that if we look into these eyes, we will recognize our mothers, brothers, and daughters, and we will discover talented musicians, bricklayers, stockbrokers, business women and poets.”

Finding Grace: The Faces of America's Homeless - photographs by Lynn Blodgett - in Salt Lake City Museum

Finding Grace: The Faces of America’s Homeless – photographs by Lynn Blodgett – in Salt Lake City Museum

 

Someone's grandfather?

Someone’s grandfather?  A Vietnam Vet?  A poet?

Why is this girl homeless?

Why is this girl homeless?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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He looks strong.

 

What is her future?

What is her future?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has stories.

He has stories.

Can she work and take care of her children if she doesn't even have shelter for them?

Can she work and take care of her children if she has no shelter?

Being homeless doesn't mean you don't love your children.

Being homeless doesn’t mean you don’t love your children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the future of these children? This family needs help.

What is the future of these children? What have they experienced in their young lives?

What does he hope to do?

What are his hopes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn's explanation

Lynn’s explanation

These photos are only part of  Lynn Blodgett’s fantastic and insightful exhibition.

http://lynnblodgettphotography.com/s4k43lk0dm99xyxmljgs2ehtpdv5fl

What can we do in our own communities to shelter those in need?

Aloha,

Renée

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