From Monday July 29, the State Library of NSW will host a new photographic exhibition dedicated to Sydney’s homeless. 

Created by Sydney Homeless Connect, Acknowledged: Sydney’s Homeless offers up 60 portraits of men, women and children to paint a vivid picture of what life’s like for those who sleep rough, couch surf or stay in temporary accommodation. The exhibition has been four years in the making and largely the product of volunteer photographers Angela Pelizzari and Jennifer Blau who have been capturing the real face of homelessness in Sydney. “The idea behind the photographic project was to give Sydney’s homeless a chance to direct the way others see them, and for them to see themselves outside of the stereotypical image,” said Sydney Homeless Connect curator Felicity Coonan via release.


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