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The way home : ending homelessness in America
Cobb, Jodi.
Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1999.
Physical Description:
152 pages ; 31 cm
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HV4505 .W27 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This text documents the plight of the homeless in cities and towns across America, and points the way to lasting solutions. It showcases images by many well-known photographers - among them Mary Ellen Mark, Annie Leibovitz and Jodi Cobb.

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Library Journal Review

This book of photographs concerning the plight of America's homeless is the companion document to a traveling photographic exhibit of the same name that opened in December 1999 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and will tour the United States in 2000. The cocurators, Philip Brookman and Jane Slate Siena, invited 13 photographers, including Diana Walker, Tipper Gore (who wrote the introduction to the book), Clarence Williams, and Annie Leibovitz, to photograph U.S. homeless citizens and noncitizens and document their struggles to find places to call their own. The book aims to announce that homelessness need not be a permanent part of the American landscape and that the complex problem of homelessness is not insurmountable. However, the photographs do not especially confirm this philosophy, as the devastation and despair portrayed greatly overwhelms any joy. Also, the variety of artistic styles gives the book a jerky, disjointed dimension that interrupts the flow of the major theme. Yet the book succeeds in making the public aware that homelessness is more than just another election-year topic. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Recommended for public libraries.--Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib., Honolulu (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.