Homeless GoPro offers perspective on life on the streets
Homeless GoPro is exactly what it sounds like. The San Francisco based project equips members of the homeless community with GoPro cameras in an effort to build empathy and understanding for the homeless community.
The results are startling. The project reveals the true side of homelessness and how common it has become for society ignore the growing issue. San Francisco alone has 6,500 homeless people, according to a 2013 study. With an overwhelming majority of people ignoring the population all together on the streets, ignorance has created a vicious cycle. As "empathy" and "compassion" are disappearing, it becomes increasingly difficult to eradicate the societal issue of homelessness.
For many, these photos are a familiar sighting, often ignored. Has our society turned a blind eye to homelessness?
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