Rough Sleepers Exhibit

Date/Time
Date(s) - February 19, 2018
All Day


Rough Sleepers 

Photographic exhibit and lecture by John Gabriel Agnone

FEBRUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 23, 2018 

Exhibit in the School of Visual Communication Gallery, Schoonover Building, Ohio University

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 AT 7 P.M. 

Lecture in Schoonover 145. Open to the public

They Were All Once Children With Hopes and Dreams. 

What are their dreams now?

On any given night in Portland, Oregon, nearly 1,700 men, women and children spend the night outdoors. Rough sleepers have no permanent home: They bed down in the open air wherever they can find a niche—doorways, benches, alcoves, bus stops, cardboard boxes, tents, underpasses, or simply sprawled on the sidewalk. They are physically and mentally stressed. Many have reached rock bottom and have lost hope. Some turn to drugs for relief. This photographic project offers a glimpse into their world.

The purpose of this project is twofold: To shine a light on the plight of human beings who are often ignored and even shunned and to bear witness to the reality that homelessness is a growing concern, not just in Portland, but throughout the world.

On February 20 at 7 p.m. in Schoonover 145, John Gabriel Agnone will present his work and tell about his time with rough sleepers and why he is compelled to share their story.

Agnone is currently an adjunct lecturer at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and former senior editor, National Geographic Publications.

For more information contact John Gabriel Agnone  (agnonej@ohio.edu)

Location
School of Visual Communication Gallery, Schoonover

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