Thursday, October 22, 2009

No Home in Newark

Being homeless is no fun. And in Newark, New Jersey its seems like its a condition that prevails. I won't attribute this to the whole region but on my bus rides and when I board the train at Newark Penn Station I see much of this evidence of people being displaced. Most of these homeless folks take up residence at the station, begging, seeking warmth and of course a place to stay and sleep. A train station is no place to stay and not a place you can call home, but these people have no where to go and the officials that govern Newark seem not to care that they have a growing homeless population. They simply let them sleep and take residence inside or outside the station. It seems like there is a paucity of social programs to help these homeless people or maybe they are just being ignored and hopefully no one will notice.





























16 comments:

JB said...

WOW!!!! Sad story amazing photos!

Allogenes said...

damn...great photos

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Creative Silence said...

Great work...powerful imagery.

Miss Tasha said...

A definite reminder of how blessed I am. Thank you for posting.

Jaz said...

The combination of the text and photos make a great photo story. You took something that we ignore everyday and made it intimate. Well well done.

Tashauna said...

this needs to be your next book! done and done...

Unfiltered said...

I have two feelings about this. The first is to say wow I didn't know and thank you for bringing the information to us. However, I now want to know what the next step is. Identifying a problem without an action plan is like telling someone they have a disease but not provide medicine. Bring your photos to the media, let someone air it... and bring social services in. It's about to get cold. Take it a step further since you did take their images. There is no us and them. That's us! Many of us are not far from those benches. I'm willing to help.

Oshadi

Rich Louis said...

That station is wild. first time i went there i was like wow. i guess they don't press the police to move them as "quality of life" like they do in nyc

FLY LADY DI said...

Yes indeed very powerful stuff indeed... Proud of your work as always Kwesi!

Anonymous said...

so so sad...makes you really think

Anonymous said...

you have a great eye. very talented man

A. Mercedes said...

never saw homeless captured quite like this. very very DOPE!

A. Mercedes said...

homelessness*

Experience Aurie at Wordpress said...

these pictures are amazing. brought me back to my college years @ Rutgers Newark when I used to take the train daily on the Northeast Corridor

Jasmine. said...

this by far is , my favorite. because my heart goes out for homeless. i speak to them - i capture them - i write for them. because their stores . need to be heard/read.

thank you , for adding Light to this aspect of actual life.