This work traces the strength, diligence, accomplishments, and obstacles of a group of Tippecanoe County residents in various stages of homelessness. Though Greater Lafayette continues to grow and thrive, the city looks very different for people who do not have a home. Using disposable cameras, the artists featured spent weeks taking photos of their daily lives. Through documentary photography and portraiture this exhibition group of work reveals often-overlooked stories of people experiencing homelessness in our community.
Over the course of a year, LTHC and their guests invited a group of Purdue students to help facilitate the gathering of stories from people experiencing homelessness. Participants were given cameras and a month to document their daily lives. Each image on its own offers a narrative, but running through all the pieces crucial themes persist, such as faith, work, gratitude, and support offered by LTHC Homeless Services and the community.