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“Through the Eyes of the Homeless” photography event

Breaking Ground is pleased to partner with Heart Gallery NYC to bring you Through the Eyes of the Homeless on November 16, 2015.

Through the Eyes of the Homeless replicates the successful project, founded by the French non profit, Deuxieme Marche in Paris, as reported in The New York Times. To achieve their goals of empowering homeless individuals and raising awareness of the lack of affordable housing in NYC, our team of photographers has mentored homeless individuals, and encouraged them to photograph New York City as they see it.

In 2015, Heart Gallery reached out to five professional photographers who have supported the work of Heart Gallery NYC in the past. They agreed to come on as mentors in the art of photography. Though our partnerships with several organizations that serve the homeless population, we identified 14 people who are or have recently been homeless to participate in the first year of the project as mentees. Working together, the mentees learned practical skills including camera operation, composition, perspective, subject selection, and more.

On November 16th, the “mentee” photographer participants, their mentors, and friends and fans of photography will convene at the Prince George Gallery in Flatiron, Manhattan, for a showcase of the photographers’ work. All are welcome to join.