Shawntay has been on the streets for the past six years. She was fifteen when her foster mother died and no one else in the family would take her in. She lives in the tent next to her two cousins now, who are also homeless.
This image is from a series of portraits of people living on the street in Los Angeles. My goal is to create a hardcover, fine-art photography book aimed at transforming the perception of homeless people from alienation to familiarity.
All profits from the sale of these prints are donated to Venice Community Housing, a non-profit assisting the homeless.