As a middle class American, it’s difficult for me to imagine what it’s like to experience homelessness – and even more challenging to think about what it would be like to be homeless with my daughter. Like many of us, I read and hear the stories that tell the heartbreaking stories of families living in their cars or sleeping in homeless shelters. Those words and images flash across a screen and, all too often, become a distant memory.
For me, photographs can sometimes tell the story in a different way; offering an opportunity to look at the problem in a new light. Sponsored by Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, Looking Into Light is an exhibit of 50 extraordinary images of homeless children and their parents. The exhibit includes images from the National Center on Family Homelessness archive of more than 20,000 images along with striking photos of local families captured by local photographer Dan Lamont.
An artist reception will be 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the City Hall lobby.