A State Street Family Album
photo-essay is about some poor people who live on the street. They are
not cardboard cutout poor people; they are real, living, breathing,
human beings. They have problems and feelings.
Street in Madison, Wisconsin is a pedestrian mall that runs from the
capitol building to the University of Wisconsin campus. It is home to
some of Madison's least fortunate. These are the discards of our society:
the poor, the veterans, the homeless, the drug addicted, the alcoholic,
the runaways, the abused, the unemployable, the people that nobody wants.
They deserve something better than the lives they lead now, but these
photos are not about how bad their lives are. These pictures are mostly
about how good their lives are.
talk to these folks that you have previously been ignoring. You will
find out something that you didn't know before. You will discover that
they are just people.