Photo exhibit looks through eyes of homeless

Homeless and formerly homeless people shared their stories and guided five photographers through Oklahoma City for the collection.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 2, 2014

A photographic exhibit meant to illustrate how the homeless see Oklahoma City will be showcased at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at Istvan Gallery, 1218 Western Ave.

Homeless and formerly homeless people shared their stories and guided five photographers through Oklahoma City for the collection. The exhibit, “How I See OKC,” is a collaboration between the Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions.

“Our hope is that everyone who looks at these photos sees a person, a fellow human being with hopes and dreams and fears just like them,” said Dana Hope Chism, executive director, Upward Transitions.

For more information, call Upward Transitions at (405) 232-5507, email info@upwardtransitions.org or go to www.upwardtransitions.org.

The Curbside Chronicle is a monthly magazine sold on the streets of Oklahoma City by homeless and at-risk of being homeless vendors. Upward Transitions offers a wide variety of programs, including financial assistance with rent and utilities, relocation for victims of domestic violence and transitional housing for homeless families. Upward Transitions also helps families with life skills training and education to improve their employment potential.

Also, two information booths at Will Rogers World Airport are staffed 365 days a year by Upward Transitions volunteers who assist visitors at the airport.