David Blumenkrantz

Currently a university professor, the students are sometimes engaged in the work. The goal is to help ‘change the conversation’ about homelessness by allowing people afflicted by this condition to present themselves with dignity and to give voice to the many challenges their lives present. The local press explains, "Using his more than 20 years of experience as an educator and advocate on behalf of marginalized populations, the CSUN alumnus is extending his expertise as a documentary photographer beyond the classroom and into the community through a grant provided by the university’s research and grants committee, enhancing both the public’s education and awareness of this humanitarian crisis." During the course of this project I visited and conducted interviews and portrait sessions at several organizations, including MEND Poverty in San Fernando, North Valley Caring Services in North Hills and St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood.

One of Us
Northridge, CA

California State University, Northridge journalism professor David Blumenkrantz documents the stories of the homeless of Los Angeles