“It is my hope, that through my photography, I can bring about some awareness to the plight of human beings that are not doing as well us.” Renato Rampolla
For 18 months, photographer Renato Rampolla met with homeless people on the side of roads, under over-passes, make-shift camps, and in alleys throughout the United States. He listened to their stories and took their portraits.
There are over 550,000 homeless people in the U.S. alone and they are living — rather they are existing — a deplorable existence.
Rampolla will host a lecture to discuss his book of portraits, excerpts of their conversations, and poetry that he considered as he met with them.
Order book: https://www.renatorampolla.
(Any help you can offer by spreading the word out about the book will be appreciated. All net proceeds will go to charities that work with the homeless. And of course, the next time you encounter someone who lives outside, consider, ‘There but for the grace of God go I.’)
This event is part of The Lecture Series presented by Carrollwood Village HOAs. Email Aaron Washington at [email protected] to RSVP. Admission is free.