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A Traveling Photo Booth Documenting the Homeless in Portraiture.
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The Homeless Photo Booth Project

The basic idea for this project is for me to travel the country in a van, taking intimate portraits of homeless persons around the United States. 

This project idea came to me following the death of my father, Robert J De Luca, who worked with the homeless, mentally ill, drug addicted, and poverty stricken his whole life. I want to travel the country and find out who "the homeless" really are. I will photograph each person individually, outside of their environment. The photo will be about their spirit, light, humor, and character! 

My goals for this project are to publish a book of all the portraits, as well as have a show of the best shots in large photographic prints. I want to truly connect with and experience meeting the people who are in the portraits. 

This project is going to take a long time, and a lot of money, but I am determined to follow through with it.

Experience

I have photographed people all over the United States and the world. My photos have been in BUST magazine, as well as in INKED magazine. I have worked as a staff photographer for THE ITHACA TIMES, and I have photographed people of all kinds on the streets of NYC and LOS ANGELES. 

Please check out my work at the link below !

www.ameliaburns.com 

Alos check out THE HOMELESS PHOTO BOOTH website, tumblr, and Facebook : 

www.homelessphotobooth.com

http://thehomelessphotobooth.tumblr.com

www.facebook.com/TheHomelessPhotoBooth

Risks and challenges

I realized after beginning this project last year, that it was quite the commitment! I also realized that it would take a lot more money, and work on my part to make it happen. It also may take a lot longer than expected.

That being said, I have already received so much help, encouragement, emotional and monetary support from people who believe in me, that I feel it is my duty and responsibility to continue. This project is a challenge, but it is also an adventure that is worth the work.

Luckily, I am a "lifer" when it comes to photography, and I am a very determined, resilient person. I also want to create something meaningful in the world.

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    You really love this idea and would love to help! You will get a random postcard from me wherever I am at the time! I will say thank you because I love you and your help!

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    You want a postcard from me on my trip! I will personally thank you for your contribution and let you know how its going:)

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    You want to represent and flaunt your support of this project! You will recieve three little buttons!! One that says. "SPREAD THE CHEER", and one that says, "SHOW UP", these are two sayings my dad always said. You will also get one that says, "THE HOMELESS PHOTO BOOTH", to show that you support this project!

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    You believe in my fully, you really love my work and you want one of these books for your own and are willing to wait for the book to be published! You will get a The Book of Portraits, signed by me. Thank YOU!!!

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