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Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women in Venice, CA

| July 24, 2009

Courtesy Venice Arts Gallery

Courtesy Venice Arts Gallery

Recently, we profiled¬†St. Joseph’s Center, a MAZON grantee with several projects surveying & sustaining Venice, CA’s homeless population. Thankfully, they’re not the only ones working with these oft-overlooked residents.

Venice Arts Gallery has a new exhibit, “Got Caught Up Out There: Photography by Homeless Women”, running through August 31, with an opening reception tomorrow (July 25) from 5-8PM. A collaboration between the gallery & Santa Monica’s Ocean Park Community Center, the project provides a rare opportunity for homeless women to document their lives and tell their stories. Their unique perspective reveals both an eclectic, colorful community & its daily struggle to survive on the streets & beaches just outside Los Angeles.

For those unable to attend or living outside the area, the entire exhibition is available for viewing online. A full-color catalogue is also available with a $50 donation to support the Gallery’s future storytelling projects.

For those moved by the exhibition and seeking more ways to help, please visit St. Joseph Center, or donate to MAZON so we can continue to support St. Joseph’s and other programs helping homeless around the country.

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